Cops probing death of man found in Providence trench

Jaigobin Seecharran

The police in ‘A’ Division are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old man, whose body was pulled from a trench at Providence, East Bank Demerara yesterday morning.

Dead is Jaigobin Seecharran popularly known as ‘Redman’.

Reports are that Seecharran’s body was discovered around 8.30 am yesterday in a trench known as the ‘Number 3 canal’ which separates Mocha Access road from Herstelling New Scheme by a block maker who works in the vicinity.

The section of the trench in which Jaigobin Seecharran’s body was found.

The police were alerted and Seecharran’s body which was submerged face-down was pulled out of the trench.

While there were no visible marks of violence, Seecharran’s brother Seegobin Seecharran told this newspaper that the family is waiting on an autopsy which will determine how he died.

Seegobin explained that he last saw his brother alive on Sunday around 7.30 pm when he left his Lot 91 Herstelling, EBD home after spending the day. “The last thing I ask he is weh he going and he seh he going and buy cigarette”, Seegobin said.

He said he was at work when his wife called him and informed him that a body was found and it was suspected to be that of Jaigobin. “Suh I tell she leh she mek sure is he (Jaigobin) and she seh he look like Red Man so I call she back and ask she if she get any other information and she seh no”, Seegobin related.

As a result, he said he rushed to the scene, where he positively identified the remains as that of Jaigobin. “When them guys tek he out was him”, Seegobin said.

He further related that Jaigobin had no fixed place of abode and would consume alcohol on a regular basis.

Jaigobin’s body is presently at the Lyken’s funeral home awaiting an autopsy which is scheduled for today.

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