Murder/suicide at Oranapai

Brazilian miner shoots wife, kills self – reports

A Brazilian miner shot his wife dead on Tuesday at Oranapai, Mazaruni, before turning the weapon on himself.

It is unclear what may have transpired between the Brazilian couple leading up to the tragic end but up to late yesterday afternoon the team of police ranks who had ventured into the interior location had not yet returned.

This newspaper could not ascertain the identities of the victims. Reports reaching Stabroek News are that around 7 pm on Tuesday, the miner who has been living and working in Guyana for the past four years shot his wife with a shotgun at New Road, Oranapai, Region Seven before shooting himself. Police sources had told this newspaper that the bodies were to be flown to the city for post-mortem examinations but up to press time they had not arrived.

Senior police officers said that at the moment all they had were ‘preliminary reports’ and ranks were currently on the scene carrying out investigations.

More in Archives

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. Boy critical, siblings hurt in crash

  2. No renegotiating illegal parking meter contract

  3. Man charged with stealing $700,000 from Republic Bank customer’s account

  4. PPP/C MP lodges complaint against three doctors over alleged abuse of medication by Carol Joseph

  5. US court sentences ex-Region Three official to time served on cocaine charge

  6. Nandlall raises grave concern about purported airport blacklist

  7. Shot pandit recovering

  8. Stephen Vieira released

  9. GBTI to recover funds lost in alleged fraud -Board Chairman


Recommended For You