The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Better Hope man who was found on the Vryheid’s Lust roadway with multiple injuries about his body yesterday morning.
The dead man, Abdool Wahab Khan, 45, a handyman of Better Hope Housing Scheme and formerly of Edinburgh, East Bank Essequibo, was discovered lifeless by a passerby around 6 am. He was found on the eastern parapet of the Vryheid’s Lust access road.
Police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination.
According to a friend, Kissoon Persaud, he last saw Khan on Saturday night around 8 before he retired to bed. He noted that the two chatted for some time but Khan never mentioned if he was going out. Persaud said Khan was taking care of a house since the owners are on vacation overseas.
Stabroek News was told that Khan’s body bore wounds to his head, abdomen, hands and feet. “When I see he, he had a big cut on he belly, his foot look as if it break, behind his head had a big gash and he had some more bruise on his hand,” Persaud explained.
Police said that at this point they are unable to say whether the man died as a result of a hit and run accident or he was murdered. At the scene, there was no evidence to point to an accident and investigating ranks are of the belief that the man was dumped at the spot where he was found.