Drunken brothers’ brawl

Labourer died from single stab wound to heart

A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of 32-year-old Ganga Persaud, also known as “Toney”, who was stabbed to death by one of his brothers, has revealed that he died from a single stab wound to his heart.
Persaud was stabbed to death on Sunday at his mother’s Fairfield, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) home during a drunken brawl with two of his brothers.
The post-mortem was performed by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh at the Suddie Public Hospital on Thursday, and revealed that Persaud died from perforation of his lung and an artery owing to the one stab wound he received. The suspect has since been arrested. He is expected to make his first appearance today at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.
The labourer, the suspect, and another brother, who was visiting from Wakenaam were drinking about 15:00h when his visiting brother and his wife became involved in an argument that led to a drunken brawl.
Reports are that the suspect armed himself with a rum bottle and lashed Persaud to his head while the other relative attempted to make peace. Persaud and the suspect exited the house via the front door and back door, respectively. Shortly after, the suspect started shouting as soon as his brother dropped to the ground.
The other relatives rushed towards Persaud as he lay motionless in a pool of blood. The suspect then fled from the scene and hid in the backdam. Subsequently, he was handed over to the Police by his mother, who took him to the station on Monday morning. He is currently in Police custody pending his court appearance today.