The decomposed body of a Corentyne farmer was on Thursday found at a friend’s house at Number 58 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The dead man has been identified as Jameer Ibrahim, also called “Bruck Wing”, and it is suspected that he died from natural causes since no visible marks of violence were observed on his body.Ibrahim, of Number 55 Village, Corentyne, had left home a few days prior to his demise. Based on reports received, the dead man suffers from epilepsy and might have suffered a seizure and died. It is speculated that his friend was too intoxicated to solicit assistance.Guyana Times understands that Ibrahim died on Tuesday and was left in the house until his friend, who is also an alcoholic went to the dead man’s house to inform his parents.Based on reports received, the two friends would frequent drinking spots in the community. However, following the discovery was the man’s decomposed body, the friend was taken into custody. He told investigators that Ibrahim fell unconscious and he tried to revive him but to no avail.Instead of soliciting assistance, the friend claimed that he continued to consume alcohol and eventually fell asleep. As the body started decomposing, the friend went to Ibrahim’s family and related what occurred. The Police at Number 51 Village were immediately informed of the situation, but the ranks turned up at the scene four hours later.The Police later informed the dead man’s father that the family would have to stand the expense of removing the body to a mortuary. Guyana Times was told that it cost the family $105,000 to transport the body to Georgetown since the funeral homes in Berbice refused to accept the deceased due to the state of decomposition.At the scene, eyewitnesses related that due to the state of decomposition, the man’s face was unrecognisable.The body is at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem on Wednesday. The friend of the dead man was subsequently released but was asked to report to the Police on a daily basis.
PANAJI: Taking a cue from the recent case in which a woman was found confined to a room by her family for years, Bailancho Saad, a women’s collective which played a role in her rescue, has demanded measures such as expediting the formation of a one-stop crisis centre for women and child victims of violence and abuse.The case of Sunita Verlekar, who was locked in a room with the stench of urine, without clothes or electricity, and infested with mosquitoes, has brought to the fore the violation of human rights of women, said Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad at a press conference on Sunday. Ms. Martins said Ms. Verlekar, who studied up to Class XII (commerce), was married, but was sent back to her maternal home. Family members said she was confined because her mental condition was not stable. A medical examination found her psychologically and physically stable to be admitted to the State-run shelter home of Provedoria, Public Assistance Department. She received ₹2,000 per month from the Dayanand Social Security Scheme in her bank account, which was being withdrawn. This aspect is under investigation, Ms. Martins said. Bailancho Saad has said the government should periodically check the living conditions of people who are termed mentally unstable. Ms. Martins said there should be a mechanism to check if the money from welfare schemes reaches beneficiaries. Ms. Martins also urged the government to expedite setting up the one-stop crisis centre and the State Resource Centre for Women, funds for both of which have been provided by the Central government.
Community kitchens that could feed lakhs of pilgrims on the way to cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas would be monitored by CCTVs, officials said on Friday. The Amarnath Yatra would commence on July 1 and continue for 46 days till August 15. This time CCTVs would be installed at each langar (community kitchen) site along the Pathankote-Jammu-Baltal Highway as a security measure, they said. Officials said 105 langars for pilgrims will be available at 17 places in Jammu, 8 in Kathua, 10 in Udhampur and 28 in district Ramban. Halting points have been finalised in all the Highway districts including 6 in Kathua, 17 in Jammu, 26 in Udhampur and 22 in district Ramban from Kathua district (entry point in J&K) to Baltal in Ganderbal district. Mobile toilets have been made available at 17 different locations. Advisor to Governor K. Vijay Kumar on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review arrangements being put in place for the smooth conduct of the Amarnath Yatra. Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma gave a detailed presentation about arrangements being made for the smooth conduct of annual yatra to the cave shrine in South Kashmir. Facilities for the spot registration of pilgrims have been made at Jammu, Sangam, Sarasvati Dham, Vashnavi Dham, Ram Mandir, Purani Mandi. Adequate number of buses have been arranged to ferry pilgrims from Jammu to Pahalgam and Baltal, officials added. Similarly, arrangements for accommodation and shelter sheds would be available for pilgrims at all districts en route, officials said. The Advisor also reviewed the security arrangements and sought details from officers concerned about the scale of deployments along the twin routes of Phalgam and Baltal. The IG Traffic apprised the Advisor of the traffic management plan and condition of Highway from Udhampur to Banihal. Vulnerable points have been identified and executing agencies are at work.