Brother charged over fatal stabbing of Leonora miner

Devanand Singh has been charged with the murder of his brother Devendra Alfred, at an Essequibo mining camp on June 16th.

Police say that Singh, 19, will appear at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court to face the charge on July 9th.

Alfred, 22, of Lot 115 Roadmaster Street, ‘C’ Field Leonora, died in his mother’s mining camp at Sandhills, Cuyuni, Mazaruni after allegedly being stabbed by Singh. The two worked at the camp together.

Devendra Alfre
Devendra Alfre

According to their mother, Indra Alfred, she was awakened by the ruckus created by her two sons, who she said were intoxicated and fighting at approximately 1:30am. She said that she got up and saw them running about and shouting at each other in the darkness after which the younger one pulled out a knife when Devendra ran to grapple with him. She said that Devendra screamed, “I geh bore”. A post-mortem examination on Alfred revealed that he died from bleeding from a ruptured spleen.

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