Bath Settlement man beaten to death during WCB protests

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Police are investigating the murder of 34-year-old Chatterpaul Harripaul of Block BI Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice which occurred about 15:45hrs today at Bath Settlement Public Road, WCB.

Police said inquiries disclosed that the victim was in his motor vehicle on the Public Road at Bath Settlement when it was observed that he exited the vehicle with a shot gun and discharged one round into the air before discharging three rounds towards a crowd of protesters who were about 60 meters away.

As a result of his actions, he was attacked by the crowd and beaten. Police officers, who were some distance away, having observed the commotion, rushed to the scene where they discovered the victim lying on ground with several injuries about his body.

He was subsequently picked up and taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty.

Ranks are on the ground conducting further investigations.