The man who was found dead in a room at the K&VC Hotel on South Road, Georgetown last week, has been positively identified as Micheal Rajnauth, a 74-year-old resident of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.
Sunday Stabroek was reliably informed that Rajnauth was positively identified by his son, Rajesh Rajnauth, yesterday morning.
Rajesh, this newspaper was told, explained to police that his stepsister called their father on Tuesday and he told her that he would take his own life and then ended the call.
This Publication had reported that the body was discovered around 1.30pm last Wednesday in a room at the hotel after a staffer went to inform the man that it was time for him to check out.
After several calls to him went unanswered, a report was made at the Alberttown Police Station.
When ranks arrived at the scene, they forced the door open, after which they discovered the lifeless body of the man on the bed.
At the time, Michael was only dressed in grey short pants. A white substance was seen around the bed and on the floor of the room. There were no visible marks of violence on the man’s body nor any signs of forced entry into the room.
The hotel staff, this newspaper was told, related to the police that the man checked into the hotel shortly after midday on Tuesday for a 24-hour stay.
While it is suspected that Michael might have taken his own life, the police are awaiting the results of an autopsy, which is scheduled to be conducted tomorrow, to conclusively pronounce on his death.