More than one week after a miner was stabbed to death in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market area, he was on Monday positively identified as the younger brother of Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud.
The dead man was identified as Haymant Persaud by the Police Commissioner at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) mortuary. The Police, on Sunday, sought the assistance of the public to identify the man who was stabbed on February 19 last.
Guyana Times understands that after the photo of the dead man was published, it was only then, the Police Commissioner knew it was his brother.
At the time the man was stabbed to death, he was clad in a pair of long jeans and a blue and white chequered long sleeve shirt.
Based on reports reaching the Guyana Times, a woman suspected to be involved in the stabbing to death of Persaud, was arrested but was released since at that time, the Police did not know the identity of the man.
It is alleged that Persaud, who had apparently returned from the interior, was sporting in the vicinity of Stabroek Market and was throwing money ‘wild west’.
The female suspect, who was close by, joined in the drinking spree after which Persaud was reportedly lured to the washroom area at Stabroek Square where he was attacked by two men who attempted to relieve him of his money and other valuables.
The now dead man reportedly put up a fight, but was stabbed by one of the men around who whipped out a knife. Several people in the area reportedly witnessed the stabbing incident and believed that it was the female suspect who set up the robbery.
Further, the Guyana Times was told that after the stabbing incident, public spirited citizens ran to the Guyana Fire Service for assistance in taking the injured man to the hospital, but the ranks on duty at the time reportedly refused.
The ranks reportedly went to the scene and after they realised he was dead, they left the scene. The ambulance service was then contacted and the man was picked up and taken to the GPHC where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Upon receiving news of the fatal stabbing, Guyana Times contacted the Police Public Relations Department, but at the time it was not in receipt of any report of the murder.
Nevertheless, the Police are continuing their investigations with the hope that the female suspect would release the names of the men who committed the heinous crime. (Guyana Times)