Corentyne man dies in freak accident
ALNESS, CORENTYNE – Evert Shivgobin, a 20-year-old labourer of Lot 67 ‘G’ Alness Village on the Corentyne, was found dead about 05:00 hours on Saturday.
The body was discovered with the neck stuck between two paling staves at his home.
According to police reports, foul play is not suspected.
Shivgobin appeared to have met his demise between 1:00 hour and 05:00 hours. However, detectives are working on a theory that the labourer may have been under the influence of alcohol when he attempted to answer a call of nature, slipped on a piece of a rice bag and fell into the makeshift fence.
In support of the assumption, when the body was discovered there was a piece of rice bag nearby, his pants zipper was undone and the penis was out.
Police reports further indicate that the man and relatives and friends were imbibing a copious amount of alcoholic beverages up to about 01:00 hours on Saturday.
The rest of his company retired to bed and about 05:00 hours his uncle, on his way to the back dam, saw Evert Shivgobin’s head between the pieces of wood and that he appeared to be motionless.
He summoned police and the body was taken to the morgue at the New Amsterdam Hospital. An autopsy is expected to be performed on Monday.