Sex workers arrested as probe continues


first_imgBody on roadwayAs investigations continue into the death of 20-year-old Hemchand Dalchand, also called “Rakesh,” whose body was found along the Oleander Gardens Public Road, East Coast Demerara, the Police have arrested two male sex workers.Guyana Times understands that one of the men was picked up on Sunday evening and the other was arrested on Monday morning at his Station Street, Kitty home.Reports are that the now dead man was reportedly engaged in a heated argument with the sex workers on Saturday evening during a show at the Ogle Community Centre Ground.Dead: Hemchand Dalchand, also called “Rakesh”However, upon his arrest, “Otesha”, one of the male sex workers, told media operatives that he was arrested based on an eyewitness report, but he does not know the young man and had nothing to do with his death.The post mortem performed on the young man showed he had died from multiple injuries consistent with a vehicular accident, but the Police suspect that foul play might have been involved, based on preliminary investigations.The arrest of the two sex workers was confirmed by “C” Division Commander Calvin Brutus.Dalchand’s semi-nude body with several marks evident was found in a pool of blood in the vicinity of the Oleander Gardens Public Road, East Coast Demerara just before midnight on Saturday. Initially, it was suspected that he might have been beaten and left to die.Following his discovery, the Police retrieved the young man’s vest and a pair of green slippers at the seawall. He was last seen leaving home with a few female friends to attend a show a short distance away.The friends reportedly informed Police that the young man left shortly after the heated argument with the two male sex workers. Attempts to get a comment from the dead man’s relatives have proved futile.An aunt who answered the telephone claimed that the young man’s parents reside in Sophia and she was not willing to speak to the media. She noted, too, that his parents are reluctant to speak with the media.Meanwhile, the Police are interrogating the two suspects as they continue their investigations.last_img

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