– Police make arrests
Two men who are a part of a gang were arrested yesterday, around noon, after they carried out two separate beatings Thursday night at Supenaam.
One of the victims of Thursday night’s beating was Arnold Gibson, 34, of Supenaam. He is currently a patient at the Suddie Public Hospital.
The other man, Howard Stevenson, police said, was treated and sent away.
Rudolph Gibson, the victim’s father, said that he received a telephone call some time yesterday morning alerting him that his son had sustained a severe beating by members of a gang in Supenaam.
The caller told him that the people beat his son and left him on the Supenaam Public Road.
He said when he saw his son on the road he was lying helpless in an unconscious state.
The man said that his son, who is a farmer, was imbibing alcohol with Stevenson, at a night spot in Supenaam called the “Hole,” when he was attacked and beaten by the gang. According to Gibson, he later transported his unconscious son to the hospital.
The elder Gibson said that he was not aware that his son was involved in any problem with anyone. He said the gang normally goes about beating up people in the same village.
Mr. Gibson said his son later regained consciousness and was able to give a statement to the police in which he disclosed his attackers.
Just last week Victor Williams, called Willo, died last Friday after he was severely beaten by three suspects who have since been charged with murder.
Woman’s body fished out of trench at Cornelia Ida
– relatives suspect foul play
The body of a 21-year-old woman was fished out of a trench near her Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara home around 16:00 hrs yesterday, and relatives suspect foul play. The victim, Normelys Joe, was found partly submerged in the trench several hours after she had left home.
Her left arm was bruised and according to her mother, Normela Joe, blood was oozing from her ears.
Another source said that there was also a bruise on her right temple. One relative said that her body was partially covered by an umbrella.
According to Ms. Joe, her daughter was epileptic, but the woman said that the “fits” were infrequent.
She expressed the view that her daughter’s death might not have been due to natural causes.
Police are also said to be puzzled by the fact that no one observed the body earlier.
Kaieteur News understands that a group of children from a nearby orphanage spotted the corpse and raised an alarm.
Ms. Normela Joe told Kaieteur News that she left home around 07:00 hrs yesterday, leaving Normelys with four of her siblings. The woman said that around 16:00 hrs, she received a call from a relative, who informed her that Normelys was dead.
The body was subsequently taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home, and an autopsy is expected to be performed next week.
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