A 29-year-old man and his 43-year-old reputed wife were arrested in connection with the death of their neighbour.
Dead is 48-year-old Gopaul Seeram, called “Eyelash” and “Kumar”, of Log Dam, Cane Grove, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
According to reports, the couple reportedly beat the farmer with a piece of wood. Police stated that the incident stemmed from the now dead man’s wife rejecting phone calls from the female suspect. This newspaper was told that the female suspect resides at Helena, Mahaica, ECD.
However, whenever she is in the area, the woman would call the victim’s wife to inquire whether her husband was at home.
According to reports, on the day of the incident, the woman called and the victim’s spouse terminated the call without responding.
The female suspect then went to the couple’s home, to confront the woman about disconnecting the call. The confrontation led to a heated argument and the women’s husbands intervened.
Guyana Times was told that the two suspects allegedly armed themselves with pieces of wood and allegedly dealt the now deceased man several lashes about his head and body.
The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention.
A post-mortem, conducted on Wednesday by Dr Nehaul Singh, revealed that Seeram’s death was caused by multiple injuries due to blunt trauma. The suspects are in custody assisting with the investigation. They are expected to be charged today and arraigned in court.