Home News Teen miner died from abdominal stab wounds – PME
A Post Mortem conducted on the body of Alex Daniels, the teen miner who was reportedly killed on Wednesday evening at Frenchman Backdam, Mabura, proved that he died from multiple stabs to the abdomen.
The autopsy was conducted by Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary on Friday.
The body of the 19-year-old has since been handed over to his relatives for burial. Daniels was stabbed to death following an argument with his workmate who has since been arrested with three others. Investigations are ongoing.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased and the suspect were consuming alcohol at Frenchman Landing in the presence of other employees.
It is alleged that while the men were returning to their camp, the suspect threw away the deceased’s slippers and this led to an argument.
Other employees intervened in an effort to bring peace to the situation but the argument reportedly escalated.
While at the mining camp, the suspect reportedly armed himself with a knife and dealt the deceased two stab wounds, once to the centre of his chest and another above his right hip.
The suspect was arrested by his fellow employees and handed over to the police at the Mabura Police Station. The alleged murder weapon was also lodged.