Father confesses to lashing now dead son to head- police

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 15:24 by Denis Chabrol

A father has confessed to striking his son to the head that later resulted in the son’s death, in stark contrast to earlier claims that the young man fell off a ladder and injured himself,  police said.

Investigators said the 40-year old man “is cooperating” as they continue to probe the death of 18-year old Azeez Khan, a labourer of Lot 8 Better Hope, East Coast Demerara.

The Guyana Police Force said at about 7:30 AM on Thursday, May 4, 2017 the father and son ” had an altercation during which he was allegedly struck to the head with a piece of wood.” He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he died the following day.

An autopsy showed that the cause of death was given as hemorrhage due to blunt trauma to the head.

Police said they were initially informed that “the deceased fell off a ladder, at his place of work, which was later proven otherwise.”