Guyana has recorded its first murder victim of 2016. The Guyana Police Force (GPF) in a press statement this morning reported at about 0010h. today, Friday January 01, 2016, Asif Hafeez, 24 years, of Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice, was imbibing with another man at Crabwood Creek when an argument ensued between them following which Asif Hafeez was stabbed to his neck. He was pronounced DOA at the Skeldon Hospital.
The suspect is not yet arrested as the investigations continue.
Meanwhile, in another incident, the GPF reported that at about 2200h on December 30, 2015, a Brazilian miner, so far only identified as ‘Brian’, was working on a mining operation at Puruni Backdam when he was held up by a man armed with a firearm who fatally shot him to the neck and took away a quantity of raw gold.
The suspect has been arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigations.