[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) has taken note of the death of Asif Rahim following an alleged beating while in custody at the Leonora Police Station, West Coast Demerara.
The IAC in a statement noted, “It would be difficult to fathom the tremendous challenges Mr. Rahim’s wife and his four children would now endure following his tragic demise.”
In addition to the death of Mr. Rahim, the IAC says it is also concerned with the impropriety perpetrated against Ms. Seerojanie Singh allegedly by Magistrate Alex Moore during the hearing of a case at the Sparendaam Court. Ms. Singh made known publicly the indignity she allegedly suffered during that case hearing.
“The IAC forthrightly condemns these acts allegedly perpetrated by those who are supposed to protect against such actions. It therefore becomes worrisome when those tasked with such responsibility would allegedly indulge in such inhumane behaviour. This can only lead to an intensification of the erosion of trust in some who are so charged with the responsibility to protect and serve”, the Indian rights group pointed out.
Further, the IAC says it “remains adamant that the right to due process by every citizen must be observed by those entrusted with such responsibility and calls on civil society to emphasise same”.