Diamond man dies after ingesting poison at court

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A 43-year-old East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident died just mere hours after he ingested a poisonous substance while in Police custody.

Michael Persaud, a father of two, of Diamond New Housing Scheme, EBD, succumbed at about 08:30h on Thursday in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Ranks ushering Michael Persaud out the courthouse on Wednesday, moments before he reportedly ingested the poisonous substance while in Police custody
Ranks ushering Michael Persaud out the courthouse on Wednesday, moments before he reportedly ingested the poisonous substance while in Police custody

Just after lunch on Wednesday, Persaud was rushed to the medical facility after he ingested a quantity of an unknown poisonous substance. Moments before consuming the poison which he reportedly kept in his possession, he appeared before a Magistrate to answer several counts of fraud charges after he allegedly obtained money under false pretense.

The man’s wife was overheard shouting on her mobile phone to her daughter, “…you daddy just drink this poison in the lock up”.

It was the Police who became alarmed after they noticed Persaud vomiting and convulsing. After checks were made, the Police realised Persaud had consumed the liquid and reportedly managed to wrestle the bottle from his tight grip.

He was placed in a Police vehicle and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for medical attention.

It is still unclear how the man obtained the substance even though he was in Police custody. However, investigations are continuing into the matter.

In January 2016, Police had issued a wanted bulletin for Persaud along with Gunraj Raghubir of Kitty to answer charges of fraud. (Shemuel Fanfair)

 

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. You do the CRIME be prepared to do the TIME,the coward scared, they only want to get rich by any and all means but they still think3P in power,,they are dangerous slick criminals doing silent and deadly crimes,they too scared to snatch or pick pocket its not profitable, these people are masterminds of real crime, they want millions at one shot,

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