Man beaten to death in Arima
A 22-year-old Malabar man was beaten to death in Arima yesterday, but up to press time last night police were unable to determine why.
Police said that around 3 p.m. residents of Salamut Avenue, Malabar, Arima heard a man screaming.
Some resident peered out and saw the victim, Dereck Charles, being beaten by a group of men who fled the scene in a car when residents began shouting at them.
The residents also telephoned the police but before officers arrived the men came back, beat Charles even more, got back into their car and left.
Charles was dead by the time the police arrived. His body was taken to the Port of Spain mortuary and a post-mortem is expected to be done at the Forensic Science Centre today. Homicide Bureau officers are continuing investigations. —GG