A FIFTY-seven-year-old porter beat his brother to death after he had eaten out his lunch on Thursday afternoon at Bella Dam, West Bank Demerara.
Dead is 61-year-old Nazir Khan known as ‘Karie’ of Lot 37 Bella Dam, West Bank Demerara. His brother, Asgar Alli who is employed with Puran Brothers Disposal Service, is in police custody. Police are said to be looking for another suspect.
Reports indicate that Alli dealt the pensioner several blows to the head and the body with the help of an accomplice known as ‘Ricky’.
Alli had reportedly sent his brother to collect his food, however an hour later, he realised that the man did not return and decided to go in search of him. In the same street where they live Alli found his brother at a neighbour’s house and asked him about his food when the brother broke the news casually that it was in his gut and he ate it.
An angry Alli and his friend used their fists and feet to beat the pensioner in the presence of the neighbour who later chased them out of his yard. The injured pensioner then retreated to another neighbour’s house where he requested to lie down after complaining of feeling unwell. Two hours later, checks were made to see if Khan was awake when the neighbour found him motionless.
The ambulance service was contacted and upon arrival they reportedly refused to take the man to the hospital because it was clear that he was dead, since his body was stiff and motionless without any signs of breathing. Police were then contacted and the body was taken to Ezekiel Funeral Parlour.
A post mortem examination done on Friday by Dr. Nehaul Singh revealed that Khan died of brain hemorrhage due to blunt trauma to head, compounded by compression injuries to neck. Relatives said that Nazir Khan had no children and he lived alone in a building constructed on a land he shared with family.