A security guard who was on duty at the Best Buy Hardware Store, Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara (ECD) last night is now dead after he was chopped about his body by two men in what is believed to have been an attempted robbery.
Reports are that around 22:45h last night Sattaur Kadir who hailed from Foulis, ECD, challenged two men who had entered the compound from the back.
It was during this encounter with the perpetrators that the 53-year-old man was dealt several chops about his body with cutlasses. The duo is said to have fled the scene immediately after inflicting severe wounds to Kadir.
Kadir was subsequently rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced Dead On Arrival (DOA).
Meanwhile, police ranks have launched an investigation into the matter.
Speaking with INews this morning, the dead man’s son, Hafeez, stated that his uncle had telephoned late Wednesday night notifying him and the rest of the Kadir family about the incident.
They immediately rushed to the hospital but when they arrived, they were told that Kadir had already passed away, the son explained.
“When we got the news and we went hospital, but when we get there they already covered him up… but we were not allowed to see him, even up to now, we have not got to see him…he was a fun, loving, caring person,” the dead man’s son stated.
The security guard had been working with the company for almost a year now and was on the night shift when the tragedy struck. He leaves to mourn his wife and three children along with relatives.