Relatives of Ramesh Narine, the Lusignan handyman, who was found motionless on Monday on a street in the village, are calling on the police to conduct a thorough investigation since they believe he was beaten to death.
Narine, 42, of 341 Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, was subsequently pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital at approximately 5.50 pm.
A post-mortem examination revealed that he had died from a brain haemorrhage, consistent with one resulting from a fall.
The two friends who were being questioned by the police were later released, but police sources told Stabroek News that investigations are continuing.
Meanwhile, Savitri Narine, a sister of the deceased, told this publication that there were whispers around the neighbourhood of her brother being involved in a fight prior to his death.
“People are talking about how there was a fight… We were not there so we don’t know… but we need the police to investigate more,” the grieving sister lamented, assuming that the fall could have been a result from a fight between her brother and his friends.
Her brother, she said, had been drinking with two friends, one street away from his home. When she saw him on the roadway, after having been informed that he was lying there, she observed that he was breathing and as she was preparing to take him to the hospital he succumbed.
One neighbour informed this publication that she was returning home when she observed Narine on the parapet of the street gasping for breath. “I went home and call mommy, and she called his family… we call the police too, but they took a while to come,” she said.