Teen allegedly kills cousin who slapped him for insulting his uncle


A 19-year-old is in Police custody for the murder of his cousin, a fisherman identified as Seeram Krishna, a 35-year-old of ‘A’ Conservancy Dam, Canal #1, West Bank Demerara.

The murder occurred at about 18:30 hrs on Saturday.

A statement from Police Headquarters noted that Krishna and his cousin are also neighbours.

It is alleged that Krishna and his uncle, a 59-year-old vendor, were imbibing when the teenager came home from work and joined them.

The teen is accused of insulting his father at which point Krishna told him that he shouldn’t have said those insulting words.

This led to a heated argument between the two and Krishna reportedly slapped his cousin which led to a scuffle.

“The suspect ran to his home and returned with a cutlass, rushed up to Krishna and dealt him one chop to his left-side face. Krishna fell to the ground, and the suspect made good his escape,” the Police statement noted.

A report was made to La Grange Police Station, and ranks responded to the scene.

The teen, who went into hiding, subsequently surrendered to the Police. He remains in custody, assisting with the ongoing investigation.

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