Man found dead, suspect attempted to burn body

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A man was found dead at a supermarket in Enmore, East Coast Demerara Monday morning and his assailant apparently tried to burn his body.

In a press release the police said around 08:20hrs Monday Gopaul Seralall, a 52-yr-old male who is a painter of Lot 390 Hope, ECD reported that earlier about 08:16hrs he went to work at Huaxin Supermarket located at Lot 371 Beezie Enmore, ECD when he saw the burnt body of one unidentifiable male of East Indian origin – name, age and address unknown – lying on the ground at the northern side of the compound.

The scene was visited by a party of policemen. On arrival at the scene, the deceased was seen lying at the north-eastern side of the building, motionless with what appeared to be burnt marks to the upper parts of his entire body. The body was clad in a short multi-coloured pants and part of a grey jersey.

According to the police the scene was processed and photographed. The body was then escorted to Lyken Funeral Parlour awaiting identification and post mortem. CCTV systems installed at the supermarket and buildings in the surrounding area were reviewed which revealed that about 02:46hrs on 2021/02/22 the deceased and an identifiable male had an argument after which the male was seen holding onto the deceased and pushed him to the northern side of the fence.

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The male was then seen picking up some empty cardboard boxes and went to the said area where he pushed the deceased and at about 03:12hrs, fire was seen lit in the same area where the deceased was pushed. The male then picked up a bicycle and rode away in a western direction. A search is on for the suspect as investigations continue.



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