Home News 23-year-old man stabbed to death during argument
A young man is now dead after he was stabbed by three men with whom he had a heated argument at Karasabai Village, Pakaraimas, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), on Friday morning.
Dead is 23-year-old Elton Leonard, of Karasabai Village. Based on reports received, at about 19:00h on Thursday, Leonard left his residence while under the influence of alcohol, and some five hours later he was engaged in a heated row with three men.
At this point, it is unclear as to whether these three men were friends or drinking buddies with the deceased, however, it was revealed that during the argument, Leonard was stabbed to his left side chest.
He reportedly collapsed and died almost immediately. The three men are said to have made good their escape as the man lay on the ground in a pool of blood.
According to the police, the hunt is on for the three “known” suspects.
A police source explained that due to the location of the crime and the fact that the nearest police station is hours away, at present, this is all of the information that ranks are in receipt of.
He stated that a few detectives have been deployed to Karasabai to investigate the murder and upon their return, more information will become available.
However, at this point, all indications are that the three suspects are also residents of Karasabai and have gone into hiding.
Meanwhile, the body of Leonard is at the Karasabai Health Centre and will be transported shortly so that a post-mortem examination can be performed.
Investigations into the stabbing/murder continue.