Police yet to identify culprits in death of inmate

Dead Shaheed Ali

More than one week after Shaheed Ali was beaten to death in the holding area of the Lusignan Prison, the perpetrators responsible for the incident have not been identified.

Director of Prisons, Gladwyn Samuels, told <<<Inews>>> that the matter is not closed and that the police are presently still conducting their investigations in this regard.

Dead Shaheed Ali

Ali, who hailed from Albouystown, Georgetown, had been severely beaten by several prisoners following a dispute at the Lusignan penitentiary on April 2 and had to be rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for emergency medical treatment.

The now dead 30-year-old prisoner had undergone surgery for several injuries including a fractured skull on April 5, but succumbed to his injuries, at the GPHC.

Reports are that at about 22:58h on the night of the beating, Ali was in Bay One at the Lusignan Prison when several other prisoners began to beat him following a dispute.

The injured inmate was taken to the GPHC where he was admitted as a patient. However, on April 5 at about 20:50h, he succumbed and a report was subsequently made to the police.

The then acting Guyana Prison Service (GPS) Director, Kevin Pilgrim, when contacted by this publication had said that the incident is being investigated by the police.


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