Teen dies after beating, chopping amid protests

Murdered Haresh Singh
Haresh Singh

A 17-year-old lad of Number Three Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB) died this morning after he was beaten and chopped about his body.

The boy has been identified as Haresh Singh, a relative of one of the suspects in custody in relation to the murders of Joel and Isaiah Henry.

His body was discovered in a backdam.

According to the police, “the victim left home on his motorcycle to attend his farm in the Backdam of No. 3 Vilage, West Coast Berbice, sometime after his relatives saw smoke arising from the said backdam and left to enquire when the discovered the body of Haresh Singh lying motionless and bleeding from the nose. His motorcycle was also discovered burnt.”