An Indian national died at Dr. Balwant Singh’s Hospital early yesterday, several hours after he was stabbed during an alleged robbery on the Kitty seawall, Georgetown. The incident occurred around 23:30 hrs on Wednesday in the vicinity of Celina’s Restaurant and Bar.
The dead man has been identified as 31-year-old James Peters, a nurse at Balwant Singh’s Hospital. He lived at Lot 201 Camp Street, Georgetown, with four other Indian nationals.
Peters, who worked at the hospital for the past four years, was stabbed between his left side neck and shoulder. He died while receiving emergency treatment.
According to information received, Peters and some of his friends, also Indian nationals, had gone to the seawall to look at the floats participating in the annual Diwali motorcade celebration, when he was attacked.
One of Peters’ colleagues, a female who asked not to be named, said that they had called a taxi late on Wednesday to transport them home when Peters stepped back from the group to answer his cellular phone.
The colleague said that she cannot recount what exactly transpired, but she remembers seeing Peters rushing toward them with his hands on his neck.
“He said that he was stabbed, so we put him in the car and we took him to the hospital. We didn’t see what happened or we didn’t see anyone, but Peter didn’t have his phone,” the woman said.
She said that they heard no screams or cries for help. The colleague added that the Peters had brought his phone from India.
Meanwhile, in a statement, the police said that an investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the death of Peters, who succumbed while receiving medical treatment yesterday.
According to the police, investigations so far, have revealed that Peters was at the Kitty Seawall when he was stabbed to his shoulder, close to the neck, under circumstances that are not yet quite clear.
Kaieteur News was told that the now dead nurse was scheduled to return to his homeland in December to tie the knot with his girlfriend, also an Indian national, who works at another private hospital in the city.
“He was getting leave in December and he and his girlfriend were supposed to travel to India to get married. Their families had already made arrangements for the wedding,” the colleague said.
She added that Peters’ family is currently in discussions as to whether or not they will transport the body to India for burial.
“I don’t know what they will do yet, because it is very costly,” the woman said.
Investigations are ongoing.
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