Brothers allegedly tortured, shot dead during fishing trip

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The lifeless bodies of two brothers were discovered on Thursday morning at Father’s Beach, North West District (NWD), Region One.

The bodies had several gunshot and chop wounds.

The men have been identified as Eon and Rakesh Mathias. Based on reports received, the two brothers left home on Wednesday to go fishing.

However, between 14:00h and 14:30h, residents in close proximity to the location (including the brothers’ relatives) heard the sound of rapid gunfire. As a result, the father of the two men raised an alarm since it was an unusual occurrence.

A report was made to the Police, who in turn contacted the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guards, for assistance. The area was searched but there were no signs of the two brothers and the vessel they were using to fish.

Fearing for the worst, the father returned to his community to update other relatives and friends that the young men had disappeared.

It was on Thursday morning that persons in the area noticed the bodies of the two brothers lying along Father’s Beach foreshore. Without hesitation, the Police were contacted and the ranks immediately cordoned off the area.

Divisional Commander in that area, Wendell Blanhum noted that one of the men sustained chops wounds, which meant that the two brothers might have been tortured before they were shot and killed.
He confirmed that up to late Thursday afternoon, the detectives were continuing their investigations. The bodies are expected to be transported to the Mabaruma Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem.