Porter dies on Lethem trail
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 26 yr.old Dinesh Ramcharran, a porter of Tabatinga Village, Lethem who allegedly fell off a moving Lorry on Sunday afternoon at Kumu Short Cut Trail, Lethem.
Police stated that the driver of the Motor Lorry was proceeding north along the trail with two occupants in the vehicle’s cab and Ramcharran (deceased) perched on the roof of the cab. It was after driving about a mile off the driver says, that he stopped to inspect his vehicle and it was then that he discovered Ramcharran was missing.
He was later found on the trail motionless and was rushed to the Lethem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The 23-year-old driver of Central Lethem is in custody assisting with the investigation. His blood alcohol level was found to be above the legal limit.
The body is presently at the Lethem Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.