Teen charged with murder of Canal man

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A 17-year-old boy was on Thursday charged with the murder of Deonarine Ramachandran, 29, who died on Saturday night after he was stabbed during a fight.

The teenager, of Conservancy Dam, Canal #1 Polder, appeared virtually before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Wales Magistrate’s Court. He was not required to plea. He was remanded to the Juvenile Holding Centre until October 27.

Police Headquarters reported that Ramachandran of Conservancy Dam, Canal #1 Polder, and the 17-year-old were consuming alcohol at Ramachandran’s house at about 16:00hrs on Saturday, when the boy became intoxicated and started behaving disorderly.

It was also reported that the boy tried to harm himself, prompting Ramachandran’s intervention. While attempting to stop the boy from harming himself, Ramachandran slapped him several times to “calm him down,” police said.

Soon after, the boy exited the premises, but returned armed with a cutlass. Ramchandran also reportedly armed himself with a cutlass and attempted to chop the boy. Again, the boy left the premises.

However, Ramachandran reportedly became annoyed and confronted the suspect. During the confrontation, the boy ran to his house nearby and called on his 58-year-old father.

A scuffle then ensued between Ramachandran and the boy’s father, during which the teen armed himself with a knife and dealt Ramachandran a stab to his abdomen, seriously injuring him.

Soon after, Ramachandran was picked up by relatives who escorted him to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

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