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Body of 65-Y-O found on roadway; hit and run suspected

Body of 65-Y-O found on roadway; hit and run suspected

DEAD: Astraf Ali

The body of 65-Year-old Astraf Ali of 173 Mon Repos Pasture, East Coast Demerara was on Sunday evening discovered lying motionless at Third Street Mon Repos Pasture at around 21:00hrs.


BIG Smith News watch has been informed that the man’s body was observed by a woman who passing the area at the time. One relative who spoke with this publication indicated that Ali turned 65 years old in July of this year. The relative is also of the view that the man might have been the victim of a hit and run accident.


There was no clear indication of what injuries the body bore at the time of its discovery but the police are said to be treating the discovery as a ‘body found’ and will await a result of a postmortem before pronouncing if it was a hit and run accident or there was foul play involved.


An ambulance was summoned to the located and paramedics found that Ali had no pulse. As such police ranks placed the motionless body into a vehicle and escorted same to the Georgetown Public Hospital where doctors there pronounced the individual dead on arrival.


Checks in the area for CCTV footage came up empty-handed but the police are continuing their investigations into the discovery of the remains.