A drinking spree on Saturday at Conservancy Dam in Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara (WBD), ended in murder.
Dead is 29-year-old Deonarine Ramachandran of Conservancy Dam, Canal Number One Polder, WBD. The incident occurred at about 22:30h.
The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said that the 17-year-old suspect and Ramachandran were imbibing at about 16:00h.
According to the CCU, the teen became intoxicated and started to behave disorderly. The 17-year-old reportedly picked up a knife and made several attempts to take his own life.
But Ramachandran intervened, took the knife, and dealt the suspect several slaps to “calm him down.”
The 17-year-old then ran out of the house in a furious manner, using abusive language and a series of threats as he made his way home.
He subsequently armed himself with a cutlass and returned to Ramachandran’s house, who also armed himself with a cutlass.
He approached the teenager and attempted to chop him but failed. As a result, the suspect ran away to the Conservancy Dam, where he continued to use a series of expletives and threats directed toward Ramachandran.
The 29-year-old man reportedly became annoyed and again confronted the suspect. During the confrontation, the teenager ran away and went home, where his 58-year-old father got involved.
A scuffle ensued between Ramachandran and the 58-year-old man, during which the 17-year-old suspect armed himself with a knife and dealt him a stab to his abdomen.
Ramachandran was picked up by relatives and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he died while receiving treatment. His body is at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a Post Mortem Examination (PME).
The father and son are currently in Police custody, assisting with the investigation.