A teenage miner was on Wednesday evening stabbed to death during an argument with another man at Frenchman Backdam, Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).
Dead is Alex Daniels, 19, of Swan Village, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. The suspect, a 24-year-old man also of Swan Village Soesdyke/Linden Highway was taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations.
Based on reports received, the now dead teen and the suspect were imbibing at a shop with others after which they left for their mining camp. It is alleged that while on their way, the suspect threw away the deceased slippers which resulted in an argument.
Other employees intervened but the argument escalated. However, upon reaching the mining camp, the suspect reportedly armed himself with a knife and dealt the deceased two stab wounds. The teenager reportedly died on the spot.
The suspect was arrested and handed over to the Police at the Mabura Police Station. The alleged murder weapon was also lodged. Investigations are ongoing.