GEORGETOWN –– A feud on Wednesday night between a man and his wife’s brother-in-law has resulted in the latter going on the run for allegedly committing murder.
The police are conducting investigations into the stabbing death of 33-year-old Coldingen resident Ramkarran Mohanlall. The incident occurred at about 11:05 p.m. at Lot 116 Marshall Street, Annandale South, East Coast Demerara.
Thus far investigations have revealed that Ramkarran Mohanlall was involved in an argument with his wife’s brother-in-law Shafeek Mohammed during which he was stabbed to his chest, groin, neck and right arm. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Hospital.
Laxmini Singh, with whom the victim shared an eight-year relationship that bore five children, told reporters yesterday that her reputed husband was the victim of regular abuse from the alleged assailant.
“Is years now he always abusing my husband and now he kill he.”
The woman who is now left with the five children aged between six years and six months, said she normally resided in another village but had been at her mother’s home because of her sewing. Her now deceased husband would visit her on a regular basis, but did not live at the Annandale location.
“At about 10:45 [p.m.] me husband came to visit and me brother-in-law was picking a fight with my husband.”
She said the two began exchanging words then they ended up at the roadside where her husband was stabbed. The woman recounted that after the stabbing the assailant made good his escape, while relatives took her husband to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Her husband was a mechanic, while the suspect is a taxi driver who resided in the lower flat of the Annandale premises.
The woman detailed that her reputed husband and her brother-in-law had been at odds for several years, and in 2013 the two had an altercation which saw the police being summoned.
Reflecting on that incident, the woman said: “When the police come for he back, then he pull out a knife to attack the police and the police fire a shot at he and he run away, but is like he just don’t like me husband and used to always abuse he.”
The suspect has not yet been arrested.