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A Corentyne fisherman was stabbed to death Monday evening during a confrontation with another man at Kilcoy Village.
Dead is John Yhap. The incident occurred just at the head of a street where a Superbet shop is located and is believed to be where the men were sporting. Meanwhile, the man’s wife, Mineisha Chandralall, is contemplating her next moves as Yhap was the only one who was earning an income to provide for his family.
Yhap, 22 of Kilcoy Village had a number of previous confrontations with the suspect who is currently on the run. Just last week, the very suspect inflicted a wound to the now dead man’s throat following a scuffle between the two.
It is alleged that Yhap and the suspect had a misunderstanding over a young lady from the village which led to his unfortunate death.
Chandralall told the Village Voice that around 8 PM Monday night she received a call from someone that “Picken” said to be their neighbour stabbed her husband. “He went by the superbet at the back street when I get the call but I couldn’t make it because I had just finished showering so his brother rushed out to go see him but they had already taken him to the hospital.”
Chandralall noted that as she was heading out the street to where the incident occurred, she saw the suspect standing with the knife in his hand and was covered in blood. “I asked him why you do that to my husband and he told me that he get more to do him that it ain’t done yet.”
In tears, the woman said when she arrived at the hospital the doctors told her that her husband did not make it. “He was to do an operation but they said he failed even before going into surgery.”
The couple have been living together for six years and they are parents of a Five-year-old girl and a Two-year-old boy. John has been working at sea for the past years and also captains a vessel. Chandralall, is seeking justice for her husband and is hoping to receive any form of assistance as she is unemployed and does not have much to sort out funeral expenses.
She stated that her small family depended on earnings her husband would receive after catching fish and selling them locally.
“My husband used to maintain me and my children and now he is gone and I don’t have anyone to help me. if there is anyone who can help, I will be thankful.”