UG student remanded for killing goldsmith


A 21-year-old University of Guyana student was on Tuesday remanded to prison for the fatal stabbing of goldsmith, Kareem Kayum of Regent Street, Georgetown.

Afzal Deendial appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to enter a plea when charged with the capital offence.

Particulars of the charge alleged that Deendial on August 12, at the Muslim Youth Organization along Woodford Avenue, Georgetown, murdered Kayum

Deendial was remanded to prison until September 19.

According to a police release, Kayum and Deendial are known to each other and would play cricket together at the ground every Friday evening.

Kareem Kayum

Police were told that during their usual encounter the victim complained that Deendial was calling him unsavoury names and was cautioned by an elder person to desist from same.

The two men subsequently became involved in a scuffle after Kayum slapped Deendial on the back of his head.

Deendial became annoyed, armed himself with a knife, and gave chase behind Kayum.  He reportedly stabbed him in the chest area.

The victim was rushed to the GPHC after the suspect was subdued, where on arrival he was seen by a doctor but died while receiving treatment.

Deendial, was arrested and taken to the Alberttown Police Station where he was later charged.

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