No.72 hire car driver stabbed to death by teen – police

The Police say they are investigating the murder of Deonarine Laljit, 37, a hire car operator of No.72 Village, Corentyne, Berbice which occurred about 13:00h today at Line Path Public Road.

Investigations revealed that the victim whilst operating his hire car picked up a fifteen year old male passenger known to him, at No.69 Village,Corentyne enroute to Linepath.It is alleged that during the journey, the victim began to make sarcastic remarks about his (the lad’s) sister; during which process, the youth who was seated in the back seat whipped out a knife, and inflicted several wounds on the victim.

As a result, the victim stopped his vehicle, exited and collapsed a short distance. The victim was rushed to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect who fled the scene was arrested and taken into custody. The suspected murder weapon was recovered.

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