Mar 05, 2013 News
A community worker answering a call of nature yesterday received the shock of his life after stumbling on a decomposing body in an outdoor toilet at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara.
The body of Mohabeer “Sugrim’ Singh, called “Ole Boy” and “Uncle Sugrim” was found hanging in a strange position in the outhouse at Lot A Coglan Dam, Pouderoyen. His remains were later taken away by workers of the Dawn and Ezekiel Funeral Home.
The 76-year-old would have been celebrating his birthday on Thursday.
While police are reportedly initially treating the incident as suicide, they are now asking why Singh, a quiet character who had locked up his home and was living at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, would return to the Coglan Dam property to kill himself.
The persons he was staying with said that he left them in the city last week Monday, saying he was going to collect his pension in the West Demerara area. There were no signs of any problems at that time.
Neighbours just could not recall when they saw him last.
According to his sister, Jean Singh, her sibling lived alone, after returning home from Florida, US, a few years ago. All his children lived abroad.
However, he had locked up the Coglan Dam home and was staying at Lusignan by some friends.
Neighbours said that thieves had targeted the locked home a while back, removing a few louver windows, before ransacking the place. Wooden bars were used to block the missing panes.
There are no indications that Singh entered his home before the hanging. Rather, the home was locked up tight.
His sister said that she had become alarmed after not hearing from him for some time and was planning to visit him at Lusignan yesterday. That was until she received the dreadful news.
Neighbours reported that they had become aware of a smell in recent days but put it down to a dead animal.
It was a community worker who was clearing a nearby trench who made the discovery.
Singh was a former worker with the sugar estates.
When ayuh will wake up?
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