Timehri murder suspect still at large

lakeram Sankar, 21, the security guard who allegedly stabbed his drinking buddy to death during an argument on Sunday evening, is still on the run.

Sankar was accused of stabbing Kawall Persaud, 54, of Lot 17 Timehri, East Bank Demerara once to his abdomen with a broken bottle.

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that Police ranks visited the suspect’s home, but he was not there. Several other areas were also searched, but the ranks came up empty handed.

Investigators are working with members of the community with the aim of apprehending the suspect.

The incident reportedly took place on Sunday evening at a popular drinking spot in the vicinity of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Persaud succumbed to his injuries a few hours later while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

It was reported that the two drinking buddies were at the shop, but after it closed to business they remained on one of the benches and continued to drink. During the drinking spree, an argument ensued between the two men which turned into a scuffle.

It was during that time Sankar broke a beer bottle and inflicted the fatal wound on Persaud. The injured man fell onto the sandy ground, but was subsequently picked up and taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, from where he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.