January 23, 2018

Police officers under investigation for brutal murder of teacher

Two Constables of the Guyana Police Force have been placed under close arrest in connection with the brutal attack on 22-year-old Kescia Branche while another two have been questioned. The Police said one of the ranks, under close arrest is refusing to cooperate with investigators.

Dead: School teacher
Kescia Branche

The woman who was the reported victim of a brutal beating last weekend and was said to be in an “unresponsive” state at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) has succumbed to her injuries.
The mother of one and a teacher attached to the Richard Ishmael Secondary School resided in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown.
The teacher reportedly succumbed to her injuries at around 17:00h on Tuesday while receiving medical treatment at the GPHC.
The unconscious body of the Richard Ismael Secondary School teacher was found in the vicinity of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Georgetown on Sunday morning and was rushed to the GPHC where she remained in an unconscious state, hooked up to life support machines.
Her father, Alfred Branche, told this newspaper on Tuesday that he is still trying to determine what happened to his daughter. He confirmed that the mother of one died as she was receiving treatment for severe injuries and made an appeal to anyone who may have information to come forward. She died with her twin sister at her bedside.
Kescia, who resided in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, was last seen on Saturday evening, when she left for a night out with her friends. The Police is seeking the public’s assistance to determine what may have transpired resulting in the brutal beating of the young woman.
A source close to the investigation revealed that detectives were on Monday reviewing the CCTV footage at the popular Newtown Night Club where the woman was seen partying and came across evidence of the Officer interacting with the deceased. Kescia and a friend, who is also in custody, left in a vehicle driven by the Police Constable according to the source.
Police investigations are ongoing.