Police are investigating the circumstances which led to the death of a 26-year-old carpenter of Number 70 Village, Corentyne, whose body was discovered lying on the road with marks of violence.
The dead man has been identified as Fayez Narinedat, of Number 70 Village. His body was discovered at about 03:45hrs at a scene which appeared to be that of a hit-and-run accident.
Police Divisional Commander, Kevin Adonis, said the matter is being considered a homicide, and the Police have launched an investigation.
According to a report in today’s Guyana Times, a relative of the deceased claimed that there is evidence to indicate that the body was placed on the road.
One street away, a muddy shirt which is said to be that of the deceased was seen on the road, while what appeared to be broken sticks were seen nearby.
Reports are that Narinedat was at a party hosted by an overseas-based Guyanese when a fight broke out, which reportedly led to his death.
The dead man’s uncle, Chandra Datt, said he was told that Narinedat reportedly left the party when he was attacked. There also appeared to be evidence of an encounter in a vacant plot of land a few lots away; broken sticks were seen and a section of the fence broken, suggesting that persons used that part to get out of the yard. More sticks and broken picket staves were seen on the street in front of the vacant lot.
According to Datt, evidence points to the fact that Narinedat was killed in the street and placed on the road. There was also a laceration to the back of his head.
Residents in the area voiced their concerns whether the matter will be investigated properly, pointing to evidence which investigators left at the crime scene. Asked to comment on this, Divisional Commander Adonis said every straw will be unearthed and ordered that investigators revisit the scene.
Narinedat was an only child. His mother explained that her son left home at about 11:00hrs on Monday and returned during the evening but did not enter the house. She said he was heard on his cellular phone but it is not known who he was talking to.
The woman said her son may have been under the influence of alcohol and as a result, did not want to enter the house, thus choosing to go out again.
Narinedat leaves to mourn his mother, father, wife, two children and a grandmother.