What started out as a brief ‘drink’ at a North Rupununi market day ended with the death of a 25-year-old farmer and serious injury to one of his friends.
Orilly Lally, of Aranaputa Valley, died on the spot, at about 21:00 hours on Monday, after receiving a chop that almost severed his neck. A man with whom he had an altercation earlier in the day is accused of delivering the fatal blow.
His friend and drinking buddy, Sylvan Joseph, who had intervened, was chopped on the left upper shoulder, and is being treated at the Lethem Hospital while arrangements are reportedly being made for him to receive further treatment in neighbouring Brazil.
Police, in a press release, stated that Lally and four other men were consuming alcohol when an argument developed between him and one of the men.
The argument later developed into an altercation, during which it is alleged that Lally was chopped to his neck with a cutlass, and died.
According to the police, the suspect has been arrested and is in police custody.
The cutlass believed to have been used in the incident has been recovered by the police.
An eyewitness told this newspaper that, following the earlier altercation, during which the suspect was reportedly wounded on his forehead, he left the scene and uplifted the suspected murder weapon.
According to the eyewitness, after the suspect left, Lally, sensing that something terrible was about to happen, advised his drinking friends to leave the venue.
However, they went in the same direction as the victim.
Another confrontation ensued, and it was then that Lally received the fatal chop.
Kaieteur News understands that the suspect subsequently turned himself over to a policeman at Annai.
Sources in the Rupununi have reported that the suspect is a deportee from Suriname, who arrived in the community about six months ago.
Jan 20, 2020Former Club Captain, the veteran Patrick Prashad, pulled all the stops to edge out LGC President Aleem Hussain in their Championship (0-9) Flight, finishing tied in an exciting day of golf under fine...
Editor’s Note, If your sent letter was not published and you felt its contents were valid and devoid of libel or personal attacks, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]