* Police investigating matter as a hit-and-run but have not ruled out foul play
A Police investigation has been launched after the body of a man was discovered on the Corentyne Highway in the vicinity of Belvedere on Tuesday morning around 05:20hrs. INews understands that the body bore marks of violence similar to those obtained during a vehicular accident.
The dead man has been identified as 26-year-old Rajeshwar Rampadarat of lot 523 Block X Belvedere, Berbice. Police are investigating the matter as a hit-and-run but have not ruled out foul play.
According to reports, the man might have been placed at the scene and then run over by a lorry.
Residents in the community said that they heard nothing unusual, which prompted the belief that the body might have been dumped there.
According to his mother, Vilma Mootooveeren, she last spoke to her son at about 21:00hrs on Monday at their Belvedere home. “I don’t know if he went out after that or he had left to go to work this morning,” the grieving mother said.
Another family member said Rampadarat was discovered without his hat and slippers. “We aint see his slippers nowhere and he does always wear a hat and we ain’t see it nowhere,” the family member commented.
Investigations are continuing.