By Kristen Macklingam
Shock waves rippled through the quiet community of Industry, East Coast Demerara after residents learnt that a seaman was allegedly fatally stabbed to death by his cousin yesterday afternoon.
INews was told that the dead man, whose only given name is ‘Rajesh’, a.k.a ‘Bushman’ was out drinking with his maternal cousin and upon arriving in front of his residence the two ended up in a heated argument.
It is alleged ‘Rajesh’ and his cousin were said to have been physically fighting after this and the cousin then used a broken piece of a beer/rum bottle to stab him about his body.
One source told this online publication that the man died in front of his neighbour’s residence moments after the last stab wound was inflicted.
“You could say he almost died right away because by the time his body hit the ground and other people reach there he looked like he was already dead. In fact by the time the police get called and reach there he was dead. So when he reach the hospital we all know was a dead body going there,” a neighbour stated.
According to other neighbours, ‘Rajesh’ had recently returned from sea and was known to be going out to “have a few drinks” with his relative(s) and close friends whenever he was home.
A few of them explained that the now dead man lived alone in a ‘shack’
behind his nephew’s house and was “not a troublemaker”.
“We don’t know why he nephew didn’t just let him live there in the house and so with him. Even if the man wanted to live in the lil shack he nephew should have make sure he was comfortable there since he done get a mansion for himself. But that is their story and now the man dead and the next relative got to pay for the crime,” one woman related.
INews understands that the alleged murderer has been taken into police custody and is presently assisting ranks with the investigation.