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Man fatally stabbed reputed wife after she told him to “ease up on drinking”

Dead: Anuradha Khatoon

A 34-year-old fruit vendor was stabbed to death allegedly by her reputed husband on Saturday night after she told him to ease up on the alcohol consumption.

Dead is Anuradha Khatoon, called ‘Mama’ of Best Village, West Coast Demerara (WCD). The Guyana Police Force (GPF) said the incident occurred at 23:30h at the couple’s Lot 1 Best Village home.

According to the police, the couple had shared a common-law relationship for five years, living together in a one-storey concrete structure.

On Saturday night, the Police said the 30-year-old suspect returned home intoxicated.

As a result, Khatoon reportedly told him to “ease on the alcohol drinking,” which triggered his anger.

An argument ensued, and the suspect allegedly armed himself with a knife and stabbed the 34-year-old fruit vendor in the throat.

She collapsed in the living room, and the suspect fled the scene. The woman’s 12-year-old stepson raised an alarm after he discovered her lying on the floor in blood.

Family members rushed Khatoon to the nearby West Demerara Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The police searched the scene and found a kitchen knife on the floor, stained with blood. Khatoon’s body, showing a stab wound to the throat, was taken to Ezekiel Funeral Home, awaiting a post-mortem examination. A manhunt has been launched for the suspect as the investigation continues.


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