Manhunt launched for suspect in teen’s murder at wedding house

Ricardo Singh

While two persons have been arrested, a manhunt is underway for the prime suspect in the slaying of Ricardo Singh, the 15-year-old who was stabbed on Monday morning during an altercation at a wedding house on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.

A police source yesterday told Stabroek News that one of the two suspects in custody has told investigators that he witnessed the person being sought stabbing Singh.

Singh, of Lot 63 Blocks 1&2 Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara, died minutes after 12 am on Monday, after he was allegedly stabbed multiple times.

One of his friends was also stabbed in the melee and was admitted in Georgetown Public Hospital. He has

reportedly since been discharged.

The police, in a brief statement, had said that Singh’s body was discovered 15 minutes after midnight in the vicinity of Lot 0 Soesdyke/Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara, where there was a wedding celebration.

While there have been conflicting accounts of what led to the stabbing, it has been claimed that Singh and/or his friends had been smoking at the wedding house and that a relative of the host requested that they leave but they refused and the ensuing argument escalated into a fight.

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