Brazillian murdered at Puruni


Police are investigating the alleged murder of a 47-year-old Brazillian which occurred about 20:00h. last night at Sourie Backdam, Puruni.


According to initial enquiries, Helio Batista Xavier Neves, a gold miner had an altercation with a male over some parts for an excavator machine. As a result, the suspect armed himself with a cutlass and dealt the deceased multiple chops about his body.


He was rushed to the Bartica Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.


The suspect has not yet been apprehended.

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