Prisoner found dead in Cell

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Prisoner found dead in Cell

A prisoner, who was detained on Christmas Day pending inquiries into a report of wounding, was found dead in his cell at the Tunapuna Police Station on Sunday morning.

Officers at the station were alerted by a shout from another prisoner around 8.16 am.

On checking, officers found DHANRAJ MANAN, 50, of El Dorado, slumped over the toilet bowl and he appeared unresponsive.

The EHS was summoned followed by the District Medical Officer Dr Jagget who made a pronouncement and ordered the removal of the body to the Forensic Sciences Centre for a post-mortem.

Manan was detained on Christmas Day following a report that three persons were wounded on Boodoo Street, El Dorado, around 7 p.m.