Zeelugt miner killed during row over cigarettes

first_imgPolice ranks in F Division (Interior Locations) have arrested a Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) resident, who stabbed a miner to death during an argument on Tuesday evening.The dead man has been identified as 20-year-old Daniel George of Zeelugt, EBE.According to Police reports, the incident occurred around 20:00h at Barakat Landing, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Preliminary investigations revealed that George and the 35-year-old suspect, both miners, were imbibing at a shop at Barakat Landing on the night in question.It was reported that an argument ensued between the two miners over cigarettes, during which the suspect dealt the now dead young man several stabs with a knife.Guyana Times understands that George was fatally wounded in his abdomen and right eye.The suspect was subsequently taken into custody where he was assisting with further investigations.last_img read more