Man dies after being slashed to throat by cousin during birthday party

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A 25-year-old fisherman is now dead after his throat was slit by a cousin during a birthday celebration on Sunday at D’Edward Village, West Bank Berbice (WBB).

The man has been identified as Reaz Mohamed called Boye of Lot 1 Section A D’Edward Village, WBB.

Police said that the incident occurred just about 18:30h.

Investigations have so far revealed that the family was celebrating a birthday on Saturday and then resumed the party on Sunday.

Mohamed reportedly became disorderly when the music was taken off and started breaking the drinking glasses.

His father, Farook Mohamed, attempted to calm him down but the dead man instead directed his anger at his father. His uncle then intervened and they attempted to restrain the younger Mohamed.

At that point, he continued his unruly behaviour resulting in his cousin whipping out a knife and slitting his throat.

The Police was summoned and they took the man to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor on duty. The body is presently at the said hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.

The suspect is currently on the run and police are on the hunt for him. Investigations are ongoing.