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A 39-year-old man is now dead after he sustained several cuts about his body that were inflicted by his older brother, who is mentally ill.
Dead is Cleveland Hodge of Lot 411 Buzzbee Dam, Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD). His 42-year-old brother is a patient at psychiatrist Dr Bhiro Harry’s Clinic.
The incident occurred sometime around 15:10h on Thursday at the men’s Buzzbee Dam, Craig home.
According to Police reports, on Thursday Cleveland observed that his brother had a knife in his possession. He then approached the mentally challenged man with the intention of taking the weapon away to prevent him from harming himself.
However, as he got closer, the suspect slashed him once to his right elbow then his left elbow as he used his hands as a bar to protect himself. The suspect further slashed him to his left shoulder and under his right arm.
Public-spirited citizens came to Cleveland’s assistance and he was taken to Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was admitted, treated for his injuries and sent away later that evening around 19:00h.
In the meantime, the suspect was arrested.
However, while Cleveland was home around midnight on Thursday, he complained of feeling unwell due to the injuries. He was again rushed to the Diamond Hospital, where he was re-admitted and then transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
He subsequently died around 13:39 on Friday while being treated in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Ward at the GPHC.
His older brother remains in custody at the Grove Police Station as investigations continue.