A teen miner was stabbed to death at Frenchman Backdam, Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Wednesday evening following an argument with a colleague.
Dead is Alex Daniels, 19, of Swan Village, Linden- Soesdyke Highway. The 24-year-old suspect, of Hotoquin Village, North West District, and also of Swan Village, has since been taken into Police custody.
Reports are the incident occurred about 22:00h while the two were imbibing. Guyana Times was told that preliminary investigations revealed that the now deceased and the suspect, who were both employed as miners at Frenchman Backdam, had been consuming alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening, at Frenchman Landing in the presence of other co-workers.
It is alleged that while the men were returning to their camp, the suspect discarded Daniels’ slippers which resulted in an argument. The other colleagues who were with the duo intervened in an effort to bring peace to the situation; however, the argument escalated. While at the mining camp, the suspect reportedly armed himself with a knife and dealt the now deceased teen two stab wounds, one to the centre of his chest and another above his right hip. The suspect was restrained by his colleagues and handed over to the Police at the Mabura Police Station. The murder weapon was also handed over to the Police.
Investigations are ongoing.