The death of Dharmattie
Permaul, 21, of
Toopoo, Corentyne, was sudden and shocking for
her parents on Wednesday after she succumbed
to self-inflicted poisoning, following a
misunderstanding with two females.
But they were
in for another shock after she was buried at
Hampshire cemetery, Corentyne, last Saturday.
to reports, two fishermen were returning from
plying their trade and were walking along the
cemetery road when they saw a young man lying
on the body of the corpse.
man, who is in police custody assisting with
investigations, allegedly requested the
fishermen to help him take the 'girl' to the
the two instead alerted the villagers who
responded quickly and arrested the Guyana
Sugar Corporation employee after he tried to
mother of the deceased, told the Guyana
Chronicle that her daughter was buried in a
yellow sari, but when she later the corpse,
she observed that the dress was unwrapped and
father Latchmanan Permaul
said the young man who allegedly removed his
daughter's body from the tomb had earlier
attended the funeral, but had remained a short
distance from the graveside.
was still there when the family left the
graveside", he said.
uncle, Neil Awaghun Subandar, claimed that the
man in custody was not a friend of his niece,
who was a planter and weeder at the sugar
estate, but was allegedly sent to commit the
body of Dharmattie
had to be buried again at 18:00 h after it was
June 28, 2005