Father claims his son died at Arouca rehab; calls made for independent inquiry

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    A call has been made for an independent, public inquiry into the alleged death of a 24 year old in 2017 at the Transformed Life Ministry Rehabilitation Centre in Arouca.

    Speaking at a media conference this afternoon, Mr David Berment said the death of his son, Israel at the facility was ruled a suicide.

    Mr Berment claimed the findings of a second pathologist did not support the view that his son had hanged himself with a sheet.

    Also at the conference was attorney Gerald Ramdeen, who says the matter must be investigated.

    Israel, according to his father, was placed in the facility after developing  schizophrenia.