Boy, 11, found dead in drain
A Herstelling lad was last night found dead in a drain aback of his home after disappearing for hours.
Dead is Vikaash Singh, 11, of 447 Back Street, Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.
According to his mother, Meenakumarie ‘Chand’ Singh, her son had been last seen around 09:00 hrs, before his body was discovered around 20:30hrs – almost twelve hours later – by members of a search party.
The First Former of Providence Secondary was said to occasionally suffer from seizures. His father is seaman who left on an 18-day duty only Monday.
According to the dead boy’s traumatized mother, Vikaash was the only one at home with her yesterday. He was the fourth of five children. She recounted that she did not really think much after she wasn’t seeing him earlier in the day. Around 11:00 hrs, after not hearing from the boy, the mother made some inquiries.
But it was around 15:00hrs that she started looking for him in earnest.
She asked neighbours and his friends to assist in this regard.
It was not until around 20:00hrs that a member of the search party venturing to the backyard of the home, spotted a foot protruding from the “four foot” drain. They quickly removed Vikaash’s body.
There was no fence and the family believes that the lad may have been in the area and suffered a seizure and fell into the water where he drowned. It was not somewhere he would usually traverse. He was clad in a jeans and brown t-shirt.
There was a large crowd at the home last night as the news spread.
The body of the Herstelling boy was still at the home after 22:00hrs last night. Police are investigating.