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Monday 23 October 2017
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Burnt police officer dies

A police detective, who is believed to have set himself on fire at his Arouca home last Sunday, died at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) shortly after midday yesterday.

PC Sherwin Leela, who suffered burns covering close to 56 per cent of his body, was unable to give a statement to investigators before he died, as he was in critical condition. He is believed to have doused himself with gasoline.

Leela was at home last Sunday when he reportedly had an argument with a female relative. The relative told police she last saw him drinking alcohol and he became agitated.

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