An argument late last night spelled the doom for a Sister’s Village man who died in the wee morning hours of Tuesday.
Dead is a 48-year-old father of two, employed as a tractor operator at the Wales Estate, Arnold Rampersaud Rattan.
Eyewitnesses said that at approximately 23:30hrs on Monday, during a “Kangan” celebration at Rattan’s home, Rattan had asked a drunken man known as “Soloman” to leave since he had began misbehaving.
However, when Soloman refused, Rattan opted to push him out of the yard, resulting in Solomon stabbing him to his left side with a sharp object.
Neighbours recalled that Rattan dropped to his knees while Soloman fled the scene, but he was subsequently caught by a few men who chased after him.
While relatives and neighbours rushed Rattan to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, at approximately 12:30hrs on Tuesday morning, Rattan succumbed to his injury.
Relatives and friends of the now dead man said they felt that Rattan could have been saved if he was administered treatment promptly, highlighting that the Medical Facility’s guard took
in excess of 15minutes to allow entrance to the vehicle.
According to relatives, the dead man is one of 3 other brothers and one sister, as well as the second son to be murdered.
His brother, Deoanand Rattan was murdered in 2012 and no one was arrested in the matter.
Meanwhile, in a statement, Police said they are conducting investigations into the murder of Arnold Rattan.
“Investigations have revealed that the deceased and another man had an argument and the deceased was stabbed to his chest. He was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and died whilst receiving treatment,” the Police said in a statement.
The assailant was captured by public spirited citizens and handed over to the police.
And once again, the Force wishes to laud the efforts of citizens who continue to support law enforcement.