[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two police ranks are reportedly under close arrest following the death of 37 – year – old Asif Rahim of Ocean View, Meten – Meer – Zorg, West Coast Demerara, who was allegedly beaten by officers attached to the Leonora Police Station.
On Friday, November 28, Divisional Commander Senior Superintendent Ian Amsterdam, accompanied by Pastor Winston Assannah and Pastor Deryck Anderson of the Cops and Faith Community Network and other ranks of the Division, visited the man’s wife Sursattie Chandrapaul, children, and other relatives.
According to a police report, the Divisional Commander sympathised with the family while expressing concern over the allegations surrounding Rahim’s demise and assured the family and relatives that every effort will be made to ensure that the investigations are completed as early as possible.
Rahim, a Fisherman, died on Thursday November 27, amidst allegations that he was assaulted by the police while in custody at the weekend.
The matter is being investigated by the Police Office of Professional Responsibility.