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A 28-year-old woman is in police custody after she reportedly stabbed her abusive spouse, resulting his death.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, said the stabbing incident occurred on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at around 16:15hrs at Providence, East Bank of Demerara.
The victim has been identified as Anthony Pakanram called Max.
According to the police, the victim and the suspect were in a common-law relationship, and together shared three children. “The deceased had a history of violence towards the suspect,” the police reported.
On Saturday, one day before the stabbing occurred, the couple had a misunderstanding, during which Pakanram physically assaulted the suspect. The 28-year-old woman then moved out of their shared home to her parents’ home at Old Road, Providence.
On Sunday, July 25, 2021, about 15:30hrs, Pakanram went to the house at Old Road, Providence and an argument ensued.
“He became angry and armed himself with a knife. Despite the suspect trying to flee, the victim cornered her and a scuffle ensued. In the melee, the suspect then heard the victim groan and saw him bleeding from the neck. As they parted, he walked a short distance and collapsed,” the police detailed.
He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre by family members where he died while receiving medical care.
The body is presently at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting PME.