Jan 03, 2016 News
By Romila Boodram
Just a couple hours into the New Year, the celebration and enjoyment were shattered for a Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) family when a member of their household was brutally killed.
Dewaun Anthony Baksh, 22, of Lot 55 Tuschen Housing Scheme, EBE, was stabbed to death around 22:00 hrs on New Year’s Day at a bar in Greenwich Park, about 15 minutes drive from where he lived.
The young man was at the time “liming” at the hotspot with his younger brother, Rafeek and two friends when he was attacked by a group of three men who had an “old vibe” with his kid brother.
The police in a release said that Baksh was involved in an altercation with a group of men during which he was stabbed to the neck, shoulder, head and under the right arm. He was pronounced dead at the Leonora Cottage Hospital.
As of late yesterday, no one was arrested for the murder.
At Baksh’s home yesterday, his relatives were in tears. His twin brother, Dewane, said that he and his two brothers (Dewaun and Rafeek) and two friends were hanging out in Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) at a friend’s home.
“We leave to come home but we were in separate vehicles. I reached home first and I went straight to my bed and they stopped out at the shop. A little while later I get a call that my brother was involved in an accident and he was taken to the hospital,” the sibling said.
He further explained that when he reached the hospital, he learnt that his brother was not involved in a road accident but he was in fact, stabbed to death.
Dewane Baksh said that he was informed that shortly after his brothers and friends arrived at the bar, a fight ensued and his twin brother was killed.
“I heard when my small brother was walking to the bar, he saw some boys who he had a problem with last year. He (Rafeek) said that the boys were looking at him so he asked them what happened,” the sibling explained.
This newspaper was further told that an argument started among the men and the 22-year-old intervened.
“My small brother said that when the argument started, he walked away and he thought that Dewaun would have followed but when he turned back, one of the boys hit him in his head and two of them started to attack him,” the sibling said in tears.
He added that while the two men were attacking his younger brother, there was another individual kicking and stabbing the 22-year-old.
“By then, the two friends who were with my brothers see and run in and started to part. One of them jumped on Dewaun to protect him and he got stabbed to his hand,” Baksh said.
He added that the men then escaped and his brother was taken to the hospital. “The boys said that he died right there.”
At the shop yesterday, the operators said that they were inside celebrating with relatives and had no idea what was happening outside. They claimed that they only learnt that someone was killed when the police visited.
Kaieteur News was told that the 22-year-old only recently returned to Guyana having lived in Barbados for the past seven years.
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