The body of Goolcharran Shivcharran, a 65-year-old labourer of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara was on Monday found in a drain near his residence.
The man allegedly drowned between 08:00hrs and 13:30hrs.
Reports are that Shivcharran, an alcoholic, resided with his 60-year-old wife.
The man’s 39-year-old son-in-law said that around 13:30hrs, he was at home when he was informed by a neighbour via cellular phone that his father-in-law was seen motionless in a nearby drain.
No marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts of his body.
Goolcharran was escorted to the Diamond Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.