Man having ‘problems’ with his girlfriend consumes poison and dies


The body of a 40-year-old man who was reportedly having domestic problems was discovered on Tuesday at 07:35hrs at Buxton, on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) after he alledegly consumed poison. 

The dead man has been identified as Dwight Kirk, of Company Road Buxton ECD and Craig, on the East Bank of Demerara.

This publication understands that on Thursday, last,  Kirk reportedly went to his friend’s residence to spend some time. 

Kirk’s friend said he told him he had consumed a poisonous substance after encountering domestic problems with his girlfriend. The friend also said that Kirk had refused to go to the hospital.

However, on Tuesday, the now dead man was seen sitting vomiting at a nearby shop. 

A patron who was at the shop turned back after a while and found Kirk lying motionless on the ground. His body bore no marks of violence on the exposed parts.

As a result, an ambulance was summoned and a doctor on duty pronounced Kirk dead on the spot. His body is presently at Jerricks Funeral Home awaiting an autopsy and identification by relatives. 

Nevertheless, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has since launched an investigation surrounding the circumstances of the man’s death.


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