“Stop Police Brutality!” – Meten – Meer – Zorg residents protest Leonora Police Station

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By Fareeza Haniff

Rahim's wife and children protesting in front of the Leonora Police Station. [iNews' Photo]
Rahim’s wife and children protesting in front of the Leonora Police Station. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The wife, children and others related to 37 – year – old Asif Rahim, braved the heavy rains and protested in front the Leonora Police Station this afternoon (Saturday, November 29), calling for justice to be served.

Rahim, a Fisherman of Ocean View, Meten – Meer – Zorg, West Coast Demerara was allegedly beaten by ranks of the Police Station on Sunday, November 23 and subsequently died on Thursday, November 27.

He was taken into custody for allegedly assaulting his wife while under the influence of alcohol.

A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted tomorrow, Monday, November 30. Holding up placards which stated “stop police brutality”, the man’s wife, along with a number of students and other villagers shouted “we want justice!” as they stood in the rain outside the Police Station.Protest 3

Some Police ranks who stood at the door looking at the protest were observed taking photos of the crowd.

The man’s wife Sursattie Chandrapaul told the media that she is now left to take care of her four children by herself since Rahim was the sole breadwinner of the family.

Protest 2“I want justice for my husband and I want everybody to look into this matter.. I have four kids. They not suppose to brutalise my husband, he was not a criminal. I don’t think my husband deserve this. I don’t think a human being should be treated like this. Now I left with my four children and I don’t know who will support me,” the woman said through tears.

The matter is being investigated by the Police Office of Professional Responsibility.

1 COMMENT

  1. This is not right!
    A full investigation is necessary.
    This appears to be wrongful death.
    If found guilty, jail term is necessary and the family fully compensated.

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