Sunday 29 March, 2020

Autopsy ordered after body found in shallow grave

An autopsy has been ordered to determine what caused the death of a 67-year-old man whose body was found in a shallow grave yesterday morning.

The deceased was identified as Ramdeo Lakhan, of St John Road, Piparo.

According to police reports, Lakhan was last seen alive on Tuesday evening walking along the roadway with an umbrella in hand.

He was walking to a nearby site where he worked.

However, when persons went to check on him around 7.15 am Wednesday, Lakhan could not be located.

His umbrella was seen nearby, and upon further checks, it was observed that about 10 meters off the roadway in some bushes, there was a mound of disturbed earth.

The police were notified and a team of officers led by PC Basdeo responded.

The officers, with the aid of villagers, dug up the mound, and about two inches in they found the body of the 67-year-old man.

Officials from the Homicide Bureau were immediately notified, and the body was examined by crime scene investigators.

The body, police said, bore a mark of violence; however, an autopsy was ordered to confirm what this was.

More on this as it becomes available.

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