Murder over cellphone: Police searching for businessman


Police are on the hunt for a 36-year-old gold miner/businessman who reportedly stabbed a 29-year-old man to death on Saturday night following an argument over a cellphone.

Dead is Otis Andey Haimchand, a labourer of Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara, who was stabbed to his upper left side chest at about 21:00 hrs on Saturday at Haslington New Scheme.

According to Police Headquarters, the suspect and the victim (Haimchand) had a misunderstanding over a cellular phone.

The scene where the incident occurred (Photo: News Room/January 07,2023)

And on Saturday night, the misunderstanding led to an altercation and the victim tried to escape the businessman’s wrath.

“The suspect followed and dealt Haimchand a stab to his upper left side chest.  Haimchand fell to the ground, after which the suspect escaped the scene on foot,” Police Headquarters noted.

The victim was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital; the body is at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home for storage, awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination.

“Several persons were questioned and certain information received. Police are currently looking for the suspect,” the Police said.

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