2 arrested after Corriverton man stabbed to death

first_imgTwo persons are in custody after a porter was stabbed to death on Friday evening in Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The area where the body was found lying on Friday eveningDead is Lochan Persaud Kamaldeo, called “Tyie”, formally of Queenstown, Corriverton. He lived at the Corriverton Market and was a watchman for roadside stallholders. During the day, he worked as a porter.His body was found in a pool of blood on Friday evening.Based on reports received, his body was found in a curled position with a wound to the left side chest. He was picked up and taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Vendors at the market told Guyana Times that the now-dead man was put out of his home by his relatives who then locked the house and migrated. He has since been living in the market and was a very friendly person.His demise came as a shock to many of them.Bibi Dean, a vendor, said that she heard about the unfortunate incident at about 22:00h on Friday evening. She immediately went to the scene but his body was already removed. As she visited the hospital, she saw him lying on a stretcher with blood oozing from his neck.“He was a good person to me and he does work with everybody in the market. He is very helpful and would come around and check on us during the day.”At the time of the incident, venders were not around. However, the Police have been able to gather some information and two men were taken into custody and are assisting with information.Dean said she is of the opinion that one person could not have overpowered Kamaldeo. He was very strong, she said.“He was a tough guy but not a person to get into fights. He was a good person. He would watch over everybody stall and everybody would pay him so he does make his ends meet.”The body is currently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination.last_img

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