Two brothers in Linden are in Police custody and are likely to face murder charges after they pushed a boat captain overboard to his death early on Saturday morning.
A Police statement said the 55-year-old boat Captain, Elick Alexander was steering the boat towards the Wismar shore of the Demerara River when he was attacked and pushed overboard by the two men who were the only passengers in the boat.
The boat drifted as persons on the shore who witnessed the incident raised an alarm. The Police responded immediately and were able to locate and board the boat, arresting the two suspects in the process.
According to the Police, both suspects appear to be of unsound mind.
The boat Captain’s lifeless body surfaced in the same river early on Sunday morning.
The investigations into the incident are ongoing.
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