Army Lieutenant stabbed to death in Berbice


A twenty-six-year-old Lieutenant of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), who was visiting his family, was stabbed to death following an argument at a shop in Phillipe Village, Corentyne Berbice at around 20:00hrs Sunday.

Dead is Mark Bagot called “Junior” of Phillipe and of Georgetown.

Proprietor of Chunku Grocery, Daneshwar Gabbar told News Room that Bagot and a friend were hanging out at the shop when an acquaintance identified as ‘Son’ joined them.

It is alleged that Lieutenant Bagot ordered a ‘round’ of drinks when ‘Son’ insisted on paying but the Army rank said he will pay for his drinks.

News Room understands that this led to an argument between the two when Bagot’s friend intervened and tried to quell the matter.

However, it is alleged that ‘Son’ whipped out a knife and stabbed Lieutenant Bagot several times in the region of his chest.

The shop where the incident occurred

He was rushed to the Port Mourant hospital but was transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

A Police source said they are currently searching for the suspect who is said to be from Black Bush Polder.

He had a bright future

Mark Bagot (Snr) is still in shock that his only son died and told News Room that he was at a wake when he heard the dreadful news.

He initially thought it was an accident but was gutted when he found out his son was stabbed.

“When I reached to the hospital, I saw him on a stretcher and the doctors were trying with him but then when we were told he had to be transferred, I rode with him in the ambulance as he was slipping in and out of consciousness”.

The Senior Bagot said his son had a promising future ahead of him as he was well educated and always willing. His mother was too emotional to speak with the News Room.

Lieutenant Bagot was scheduled to return to Georgetown today to resume duties. He leaves to mourn a younger sister and his parents.

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