Dredge owner kills employee caught in bed with his reputed wife
A 22-year-old miner was hacked to death on Monday night after he was caught sleeping with his boss’ reputed wife.
The incident occurred around 22:00 hours on Monday at Big Creek, Port Kaituma, in the North West District (NWD).
Junior Joseph had his neck almost severed by his employer who came home unexpectedly and found him in a compromising position with the woman.
The enraged boss also vented his anger on the woman who is said to be in a critical condition at the Georgetown Hospital after she was air-dashed from the interior location.
Police in a press release stated that Joseph was killed and the female was critically injured as a result of a confrontation with a dredge owner.
According to the police, the dredge owner who is from Oronoque, Port Kaituma, NWD, has not yet been arrested.
Reports from the police said that the suspect left his mining camp to conduct business.
Upon his return, he saw Joseph in a compromising position with a woman with whom he is friendly, and proceeded to inflict multiple chop wounds to their bodies.
Joseph, of Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, died before receiving medical attention, while the woman was referred to the GPHC from the Port Kaituma Hospital.
A resident of Port Kaituma told this newspaper that the dredge owner had suspected that Joseph was involved in a relationship with his reputed wife but he never managed to confirm it.
The resident said that from all indications, the dredge owner planned his actions well by leaving on the pretext of going to do business. He had reportedly made arrangements for another person to inform him if Joseph showed up at the woman’s residence.
This apparently was done and the dredge owner doubled back and caught the two in bed. He first attacked Joseph and after mortally wounding him he turned his attention to the woman who had stood transfixed as events unfolded.
After inflicting the wounds, the dredge owner fled as persons were aroused by the screams of the badly wounded woman.
Police in Division ‘E&F’ are continuing with their investigations.