…arrested in abandoned house
By Malisa Playter-Harry
In an apparent attempt to rob, a 14-year-old who is now in police custody slashed the throat of a 37-year-old taxi driver. The murder took place along the Line Path, Corriverton Public Road.
Dead is Deonarine Laljit, aka “Baba” of No.72 Village, Upper Corentyne.
Kaieteur News understands that the man was heading home to pick up his wife when he was stabbed.
An eyewitness related that he was under the impression that it was a burglary. “When I came out I saw the guy at my front gate on the ground and as I checked I saw there was a wound to his neck and he was bleeding badly.”
He stated that the suspect ran through the street and hid in an abandoned house where he was eventually accosted by ranks who showed up shortly after the stabbing.
Wife of the dead man, Jasoda Joseph, 32, a housewife told reporters that her husband left home at approximately 5:00 am yesterday and returned three hours later to have breakfast. Joseph said he then left again for work.
Later, she received a call from him stating that he had to renew his car insurance and will be picking her up. She recalled that he left her at the insurance building and promised to pick her up but after several calls to his cell phone went unanswered she suspected something was amiss.
“Me notice meh cousin dem pass with one speed, and me ketch a car and go to de hospital fuh see if anything wrong. Me binna look fuh de car but me na see nothing”, Joseph said.
At that point she decided to make a call home and was then told that her husband was killed. “When meh call home dem tell me somebody bore am and kill am,” the tearful woman related.
Joseph told reporters she ventured to the scene not long after and saw blood splattered on the door of the front passenger side along with blood stains on both seats of her husband’s car. His body was spotted covered with a sheet at the gate of the house to which he ran for assistance and eventually collapsed.
“When meh raise ah sheet meh see he face full ah blood and wan bore to he neck and a cut to the side ah he face,” Joseph said.
According to reports, the 14-year-old was picked up by Laljit as a passenger along the Corriverton Public Road and was allegedly stabbed in the vicinity of Baul Street, Line Path, Corriverton.
Upon stabbing Laljit the lad who hails from No.69 Village exited the car and tried to make a daring escape through the said street.
The injured man, in a semi-conscious state made his way to a house located a stone’s throw from where he was stabbed, where he collapsed. It is unclear whether any cash was stolen from Laljit.
His body was whisked away to Skeldon Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Laljit was a father of two and the sole breadwinner of the home.
The 14-year-old is presently in police custody assisting with investigations.
Last evening, according to police, the teen was claiming that he decided to kill the taxi driver after he was taunted about his sister on several occasions.
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