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Relatives of a 51-year-old deaf and mute man from No. 59 Village, East Berbice- Corentyne (Region Six) are seeking the public’s assistance in locating him.
The man, Radesh Baljit, went missing on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The man’s sister Nalini Budhu of Lot 73 Section A, NO.59 Village, Corentyne Berbice told Village Voice Guyana that she left home for the market on Saturday and upon returning her brother, who is also a psychiatric patient, was nowhere to be found.
The worried woman said she raised an alarm and a search was conducted. Shortly thereafter, she attempted to make a missing person’s report to the No. 51 Police Station but was told by an officer to continue looking for her brother.
“When I go station they tell me to search more, so Sunday I went back and tell them I want to make a report because I did not find my brother and if they can cooperate and help me to find him but they were very haggish towards me and telling me that it is not their job to look for the man that I should go look for him,” Budhu recalled.
Budhu said she then made a missing person’s note on her Facebook page asking persons to contact her if her brother was seen.
Budhu indicated that she was informed by someone that her brother was heading towards Georgetown but she has not yet received any further details.
The woman said her brother started living with her recently because he was involved in an accident last month where he was struck down on the Skeldon Public Road. He suffered several injuries about his body.
Budhu said that at the time of the accident her brother was not living with her. She said Baljit did odd jobs and would from time to time take good for persons at the market.
“The day I sit down and then I get a call that my brother get knock down, so when I go and to check on him and stuff, some people that he used to be around give me $20,000 and tell me that the man wah knock he down give them this and promise to give $80,000 more to make sure he alright,” she told Village Voice Guyana.
She said that another system took care of Baljit just after the accident but found it difficult as the man could not help himself.
“He get severe knock to his head and he does trip and then from the accident, he wasn’t walking so most of the time he does be one place or creeping all over. So my sister call me and say she can’t take care of him no more because he was doing everything one place. But I couldn’t refuse him because that’s my brother,” Budhu said.
Baljit’s recovery was progressing and about two weeks ago he started walking again but Budhu explained that because of his mental illness she locked her gate all the time.
“I does lock my front gate and the side one but because I step out to go market, I didn’t bother to padlock it, I just pull it and went out. But he does act and do strange thing because of his mental problem”, the woman lamented.
The tearful woman told Village Voice Guyana that she is worried because her brother has not had food and water for several days.
“I am asking anybody that see him to please contact me on this number 338-1371 or 653-9328. I am very worried. I will go and get him once anybody contact me,” Budhu pleaded.