Prisoner found dead in cell at Tunapuna station

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

    Police were alerted by a shout from another prisoner, and upon checking they found 50 year old Dhanraj Manan, who was slumped over the toilet bowl and appeared unresponsive.

    The man was pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer and his body was removed to have a post mortem done.

    Manan was arrested following a report that three persons were wounded on Boodoo Street, El Dorado.