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Detainee found hanging in police lock up

A male detainee at the West Ruimveldt Police Outpost is believed to have committed suicide earlier Saturday.

Police have confirmed that 38-year-old Sham Harrinauth died sometime after 17:00hrs on Saturday.

Demerara Waves understands that Harrinauth was arrested on Friday evening after his children reported him to the police.

The two children alleged that their father ran them with a cutlass.

The man was then arrested and statements were taken.

Police confirmed that upto 16:00hrs the man was alive when he requested food from an officer.

When the food arrived an hour later police noticed him hanging in the cell.

A post mortem is expected to be conducted to confirm the cause of death.