Police investigating the death of Brandon Sampath, a Biche man who was found dead near his home on Monday, have deemed his death accidental.
According to police, investigations have revealed that he died after his home-made shotgun discharged while he was repairing it.
On Monday, at about 7.30 pm, Sampath’s father Ramnanan took police to a drain near a garden close to their home on La Salle Road where Sampath’s body was found.
Police later recovered a home-made shotgun in bushes near his body. They also found equipment and tools that were being used to repair the firearm.
After a statement was taken from a relative, police concluded Sampath was repairing the gun, not knowing there was a cartridge still in the chamber.
His girlfriend Nafisha Mohammed, in a Facebook post, also said Sampath was not murdered.
“His death is no longer a mystery. It was a tragic accident. No one knows when and how we will leave this world and our family is heavily burdened by this loss.”