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Man found dead under bus shed with blow to head
Relatives had not seen Gangapersad Harrypersad for days, until yesterday morning when his body was found under a bus shed in Penal. Residents passing through Gopee Trace saw the body of the retired mason who police said had been struck in the head outside Abdool Park. According to police, Harrypersad was under a bus shed when his attacker walked up to him with a piece of wood and struck him on the head. Speaking at the family’s home on Mohess Road yesterday, Harrypersad’s niece, Drupatee Singh, said her uncle seldom came home to sleep, instead opting to sleep at the pavilion.
She said her uncle had no enemies and it was rumoured that he might have witnessed a crime taking place at the pavilion. She believed this led to his murder. “It had to be something he saw and somebody did that to him. He was right by the bus shed and police found the piece of wood that he was hit with,” Singh said. She said despite pleas for him to stay at home, he only came whenever he wanted to bathe or have a meal.
Singh’s husband, Ishwar, who received news of the killing, said the blow was so severe that it appeared that Harrypersad’s head was bashed in. Singh said his uncle had no enemies and would make money by painting ceramic pots. “Somebody beat him on his head and he was just on the ground lying with blood all around him,” he said. “Probably he witnessed something on the road there because he is always there by that bus shed,” Ishwar said. There were no arrests up to late yesterday.
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