A 35-year-old businessman was on Tuesday night beaten to death, allegedly by his younger cousin, a 28-year-old electrician of Unity Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Dead is Arvin Dipchand, called “Krishna” of Dochfour, ECD. The incident occurred around 18:30h at Unity.
Reports are that the cousins had several misunderstandings, stemming from the electrician allegedly stealing from the businessman on several occasions.
On Tuesday night, the suspect was under the influence of alcohol when he pelted a hammer towards his cousin.
The hammer struck the businessman to his head, causing him to fall to the ground.
The suspect then began to punch his cousin. He then reportedly pulled out a wooden stave from a fence and dealt the businessman a lash to his head.
The businessman managed to free himself and jumped into his car. However, he was only able to drive a short distance down the street before he collapsed.
The man was escorted by Community Policing Group (CPG) members to the Mahaicony Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The suspect is in custody assisting with the investigation.