Probe launched into chopping death of inmate at Lusignan Prison

DEAD: Jason Dundas

An investigation has been launched into the chopping death of an inmate at Holding Bay of the Lusignan Prison, on Tuesday evening, following a brawl at the facility.

The dead inmate has been identified as 31-year-old Jason Dundas of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara.

Based on reports received, the victim was attacked and chopped by two inmates at about 19:00h.

The injured man was reportedly chopped about the body. He was then picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Dundas was remanded to prison in August 2019 for trafficking in narcotics.

On Monday, four prisoners escaped from the said facility by scaling the perimeter fence. The four men, including two murder suspects, remain at large as the Joint Services makes every effort to recapture them.