The main suspect in the stabbing to death of Omesh Chetram, who was killed during an argument at Bourda Market, Georgetown, in the wee hours of Sunday, was apprehended by the Police and has since confessed to the heinous crime.
A Police source said the teen is likely to be charged with murder soon.
Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, in a release stated that the suspect was arrested on Sunday in the vicinity of the market.
The suspect reportedly told investigators that the now dead man worked with his mother to watch over the stall when the market closes.
However, on the morning of the stabbing, the suspect left to purchase something to eat while leaving Chetram to look over the stall. Upon returning, the 16-year-old realised that some items were missing from the stall.
As he confronted the man, an argument ensued during which Chetram, who is usually armed with a cutlass, was asked to remove from the area. He did not comply but instead whipped out the cutlass and threatened the teenager.
In retaliation, the young man reportedly grabbed a knife from a nearby stall and stabbed the man in his abdomen. Chetram, also called “Black Boy”, 32, of Unity Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
On August 25 last, the deceased was before the courts for breaking and entering a shop in the Bourda area. He was a known “junkie” who did odd jobs around the Bourda Market area.