Doctor’s son accused of beating patient to death remanded

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The son of an Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD) doctor was remanded to prison on Tuesday morning over the fatal beating of one of his father’s patients.

Murdered: Hazrat Shaffie

Neilson Sinclair, 29, of Lot 8 Temple Street, Ogle, appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the indictable murder charge, which stated that he killed Hazrat Shaffie.

The accused will make his next court appearance on March 23, 2018 for report.

Shaffie, 46, of Lot 114 Fifth Street, Industry, ECD, was last Friday beaten unconscious by the defendant who is an alleged drug addict.

Shaffie succumbed on Monday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital from the injuries sustained.

A post-mortem examination performed on the victim’s body determined that he died a result of shock and haemorrhage due to the blows he had received to his head.

Hazrat Shaffie was laid to rest on Monday afternoon, in accordance with Muslim rites.

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