A post-mortem done on the body of goldminer David James, who was beaten to death at a mining camp at Arrangay backlands, Cuyuni River, revealed that he died due to multiple blunt trauma to the head.
The Guyana Chronicle had reported that, on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, James’ battered body was found in a hammock at the mining camp at Arrangay backlands.
The Guyana Chronicle understands that James was killed around 18:30 hours by a 20-year-old miner of Ogle Old Road, East Coast Demerara, who is currently in custody.
According to reports, on the day in question, James and another man were drinking at the camp when an argument ensued between them. During the argument, the man left James and returned with the suspect who then dealt James several cuffs to his face and body. Consequently, James fell to the ground and became motionless. The police were summoned and, upon arrival, found James still motionless in a hammock.
The other man was arrested while the prime suspect escaped, but was, two days later, arrested and is in custody at the Aranka Police Station.
On June 1, 2020, the post-mortem was conducted by Government Pathologist, Doctor Nehaul Singh.
Dr. Singh gave the cause of death as brain haemorrhage due to multiple blunt trauma to the head.