‒ suicide suspected
Ramdat Ramdular, a joiner of Lot 113 Newtown Enmore, East Coast Demerara, was on Wednesday morning found dead in a coconut estate behind a Mosque in the village.
Information gathered suggests that the young man committed suicide, since a bottle containing a poisonous substance was found close to his body.
The 25-year-old father of two was last seen by his wife and mother at about 16:00hrs on Tuesday afternoon. Reports are the young man was at a house in the area with a female and spent the entire day before returning home in the evening. He was reportedly scolded by his mother for his behaviour but this did not deter him from visiting the young lady.
He left home on Tuesday evening but did not return. During a search on Wednesday morning, his body was found behind a mosque in the coconut estate. Speaking with Guyana Times, Rosalind Ramdular explained that she had reason to visit the young lady’s home on Tuesday to look for her son.
During the visit, she was told that the young man was not there but as she forcefully entered the yard, she saw the pair of slippers that he was wearing when he left home. As she called out to her son, he subsequently came out of the house. At the time, he was carrying his computer and a charger to his mobile phone.
“He gave me the computer and charger and tell me let me go ahead, he will come… he eventually come but he left afterwards… I was told that he went back to the girl house then he went to a shop in the area,” the woman stated.
She went on to say that the girl’s mother later went to her home and apologised for what had occurred earlier in the day.
However, after the young man did not return home on Tuesday, the family went to the Police Station and made a report.
“I tell the Police that I suspect he at the same girl house, so they went but he was not there… we start searching for he and it was then we find he laying at the back of the mosque.” The Police have confirmed that there are no visible marks of violence on the body and are treating the death as a suicide unless the post-mortem examination proves otherwise.
The man leaves to mourn his two children, wife and parents. (Guyana Times)