Cops seeking two ‘persons of interest’ over death of Cummings Lodge man

The two persons who were held in connection with the death of Hemchand Dalchand, the 20-year-old man whose body was discovered on Sunday morning along the Oleander Gardens Public Road, have been released.

Commander of ‘C’ Division Calvin Brutus last night told Stabroek News that the two persons, who were arrested between Sunday and Monday, were released and that investigators are searching for two others, who are deemed persons of interest, for questioning.

The lifeless body of Dalchand, called ‘Rakesh,’ a resident of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, was discovered in a pool of blood early Sunday morning.

In a statement, the police had said that around 6 pm on Saturday, Dalchand left his Cummings Lodge home with several female friends to attend an entertainment show at the Ogle Community Centre Ground.

He was later discovered dead on the northern half of the Oleander Gardens Public Road with several wounds and without the jersey and footwear he was wearing when he left home.

An aunt previously related to this newspaper that Dalchand’s mother said that some of their neighbours asked for Dalchand to accompany them to a fair that was being held in the next village.

A resident later informed her that Dalchand’s body was found not too far from the fair site.

The aunt had related that the persons who Dalchand left with remained tight-lipped about the incident and had not informed his family whether anything happened to him.

An autopsy confirmed that Dalchand died as a result of multiple injuries, consistent with that of a motor vehicle accident.

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