Prisoner dies in Police custody


By Leroy Smith

[] –The Guyana Police Force is investigating the circumstance surrounding the death of a man who was found unconscious and later pronounced dead while in police custody at the Parika Police Station, East Bank Essequibo on Wednesday, February 25.

Police have since clarified that Zaharadeen Razan, 28 years, of Cornelia Ida, WCD, was found alive and lying on the floor of the lock-ups during a visit to the lock-ups by the police.

 Following questioning of other prisoners in the lock-ups,  Razan was taken for medical treatment at the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to the Force, investigations are being conducted by the Police Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). It was noted that Razan was arrested and taken into custody at about 21:10hrs on Tuesday February 24, following a report of damage to property that was made against him.