Family of West Dem woman struck down by senior cop calls for justice

The family of Anmanie Deonarine, who died after she was struck down by a senior police officer along the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Tuesday is calling for justice.

Just before midday on Tuesday Deonarine called ‘Mangala,’ 65, a mother of three of Lot 144 New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD was walking along the public road when she was hit down by motor car, PRR 4446 which was driven by Assistant Superintendent of Police and Divisional Detective Jermaine Grant. The police officer has since been relieved of his duties as the investigation continues.

Deonarine was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where she succumbed while receiving medical treatment.

Anmanie Deonarine
Anmanie Deonarine

A post-mortem examination performed yesterday revealed that she died as result of multiple injuries sustained.

The Guyana Police Force in a press release had said that the investigation was being conducted by Traffic Chief Dion Moore who began by administering a breathalyzer test on the officer, but no trace of blood alcohol was recorded.

The dead woman’s daughter, Nadia Deonarine said yesterday that based on what she was told, her mother was at the corner of the road when she was hit by the car. As a result of the impact, she was pitched several feet away before landing on a concrete bridge.

Nadia explained that she was at work when she received several calls from neighbours and relatives informing her of the incident. According to her, the last call she received was from her husband who told her that she should leave immediately for the hospital.

The grieving woman said, “I didn’t know it was so serious accident, so I go and meet my mother and talk to her but it was just her lifeless body, she was already dead.”

She further explained that the incident was witnessed by someone who had known her mother for several years. She said the eyewitness related to her that the car was speeding.

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