A 17-year-old and his father are now in Police custody after he brutally chopped a man to death who tried to prevent him from claiming his own life.
Dead is 29-year-old Deonarine Ramachandran of Conservancy Dam, Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara.
The tragic incident occurred on Saturday at about 22:30h at the Conservancy Dam in Canal Number One.
Reports revealed that Ramachandran and the 17-year-old suspect were consuming alcohol at the now deceased man’s house when the teenager became intoxicated and began to behave in a disorderly manner. It is alleged that subsequently, the 17-year-old reportedly picked up a knife and made several attempts to take his own life. This prompted the 29-year-old man to intervene by taking the knife. Ramachandran also dealt the accused several slaps in an effort to ‘calm him down.’
Police said that the 17-year-old then ran out of the house in a furious manner, using abusive language and a series of threats as he made his way home.
He subsequently armed himself with a cutlass and returned to Ramachandran’s home, where the now dead man also armed himself with a cutlass, approached the teenager, and attempted to chop him but failed.
As a result, the suspect ran away to the Conservancy Dam, where he continued to use a series of expletives and threats directed toward Ramachandran.
The 29-year-old man reportedly became annoyed and again confronted the suspect. During the confrontation, the teenager ran away and went home where his 58-year-old father got involved.
A scuffle then ensued between Ramachandran and the 58-year-old man, during which the 17-year-old suspect armed himself with a knife and dealt Ramachandran a stab to his abdomen.
Ramachandran was picked up by relatives who escorted him to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died whilst receiving treatment.
The body is presently at the Georgetown Public Hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
Both suspects were subsequently apprehended by Police ranks as investigations continue. (G9)