A 67-year-old pensioner is now dead after he, allegedly, fell off the steps of his Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara home.
Dead is Ramnaresh Ramgolum, ‘called’ Bristol, who was last seen alive on Wednesday, June 10 around 17:00 hours by his 15-year-old nephew.
According to reports, Ramgolum lived alone in a one-flat wooden Cottage, which rested on five-foot wooden posts.
The building has one main access door which faces west and a fleet of stairs facing south. It was reported that the pensioner was considered an alcoholic.
On Wednesday, Ramgolum’s nephew went to his home to take food. Ramgolum was alive and well.
However, when the nephew returned the next day, around 09:00 hours, he saw Ramgolum lying motionless on his back under the steps.
The police was summoned and an investigation was launched.
According to investigators, Ramgolum was seated on a bench on the platform of the said step, consuming alcohol, when he fell.
The body was examined but no marks of violence were found. Persons in the area were questioned and statements were obtained.
The body was taken to the Jerrick Funeral Home and awaits a post-mortem.