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Twenty-four-year-old Orlando Persaud of Parika Backdam, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on Monday evening last stabbed to his chest by his uncle during an argument at a relative’s birthday party.
Based on reports gathered, Persaud and his uncle have been at odds for a number of years but they were both invited to a relative’s birthday party. While there, they were seen imbibing alcohol but after some time, Persaud left the celebration.
However, Persaud returned to the party and an argument broke out between him and the suspect. Although family members intervened and attempted to stop the argument, the men continued, which ultimately led to a scuffle.
They were eventually separated by family members and Persaud was left lying on the ground.
It was only until it was observed that the man was bleeding from his left side chest did the family members realise that he had been injured.
The suspect reportedly left the scene on a bicycle while Persaud was picked up and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital but was later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) where he is presently being treated.
The matter has since been reported to the police and an investigation was launched.