Intoxicated man allegedly consumes poisonous substance in presence of relatives 


A 23-year-old man is now hospitalised and battling for his life after he allegedly consumed a poisonous substance, while intoxicated, in the presence of his relatives on Tuesday (yesterday).

HGP Nightly News understands that the incident occurred around 18:00h in Region Three (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara).

According to a police statement, the 23-year-old in question is said to constantly threaten to take his own life whenever he is under the influence of alcohol.

“On the date and time mentioned, while in such a state of inebriation, the victim allegedly drank a bottle of poisonous substance in the presence of relatives before collapsing. He was rushed to a medical facility in a conscious condition and later transferred for further treatment. Investigations continue.”


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