Sister to be charged for brother’s murder

The suspect Debbie Hansraj will be charged for the murder of her 21-year-old brother, Vishaul Hansraj, who was stabbed to death on Monday last reportedly during an altercation at their Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara home.

Speaking with the Guyana Times, Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum explained that the case file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice, and confirmed that the 24-year-old woman, who remains in police custody, is likely to make a court appearance today.

Dead: Vishaul Hansraj

While information surrounding the circumstances of the stabbing incident remains sketchy, Guyana Times understands that the late Vishaul might have confronted his sister after she had inflicted a wound on their mother, leading to them having a heated argument.

During that argument, the now dead seaman is reported to have collected a knife with which he attempted to injure his sister, who in retaliation relieved him of the weapon and used it to stab him twice. Both of them were reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

Upon realising that her son had been stabbed, their mother, Sumintra Brijmohan, rushed him to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, from whence he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed the following day.

The distraught mother is, however, adamant that the young woman did not kill her brother. She contends that the young woman was at home when her son was seen with the stab wounds to his chest. Prior to the alleged stabbing incident, the two siblings had gone to the nearby school ground to raise their kites, during which they were seen consuming alcohol.

The late Vishaul Hansraj is survived by his mother and seven other siblings.