It is only two days into the new year and Guyana has already recorded four murders.
In its most recent press release, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has stated that at about 1415h. yesterday Friday January 01, 2016, Ganesh Ramlakhan, 34 years, of Mon Repos, ECD, became involved in an argument with another man at Mon Repos during which he was stabbed about his body. He was pronounced DOA at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
In another incident, at about 2130h on Friday January 01, 2016, Deolall Dookie, 20 years, of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, was reportedly involved in an altercation with a group of men in a motor vehicle along the roadway at Cane Grove.
Dookie was subsequently found on the roadway with injuries and admitted to the GPHC where he later succumbed.
Also, on the said evening, Dewan Baksh, 22 years, of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, was involved in an altercation with a group of men at Greenwich Park, during which he was stabbed about his body. He was pronounced DOA at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.
And yesterday Inews reported that Asif Hafeez, 24 years, of Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice, became Guyana’s first murder victim of 2016. According to a police report, an argument broke out between him and another friend following which Hafeez was stabbed to his neck. He was pronounced DOA at the Skeldon Hospital.
The Police have since indicated that investigations are ongoing in all of the incidents.