Corentyne man killed in fight over music

A man was chopped to death in the wee hours of yesterday morning during an altercation over music in Bloomfield, Corentyne, Berbice and the alleged perpetrator is currently in custody.

Dead is Narine Sewnauth known as ‘Naipaul’, 44, a painter, of Lot 308 Bloomfield, Corentyne Berbice. The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Sewnauth’s wife’s son Bisram Ramsamug, 33, a cane harvester of the same address.

 Narine Sewnauth
Narine Sewnauth
 Bisram Ramsamug
Bisram Ramsamug

Ramsamug’s wife Fareena Bacchus told Stabroek News that the men were having a drink, celebrating Mother’s Day. She said she was upstairs sleeping and awakened to raised voices as they were arguing over music. According to reports, the heated argument became physical and the two scuffled, dealing each other blows about the body. Ramsamug then reportedly ran into the kitchen collected his cutlass and chopped Sewnauth to the head.

Around this point Bacchus had decided to get up and go downstairs, but when she got there she saw Sewnauth bleeding from his head. Her husband, Ramsamug, who was standing over Sewnauth’s body, told her to call for help.

A relative of Sewnauth said she along with Ramsamug rushed Sewnauth to the Port Mourant Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He had sustained two chops to his head, the relative said.

Ramsamug was arrested at the hospital and is currently in custody.

Relatives described Ramsamug as a non-violent person, and some immediately blamed the alcohol he had been imbibing.

Investigations are ongoing.

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