A 28-year-old mason on Monday appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court charged with stabbing Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Corporal Chaves Mangal to death during his sister’s wedding.
Nizam Persaud of Good Hope Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was remanded to prison by Magistrate Fabayo Azore. He was not required to plead to the indictable offence of murder.
Particulars of the charge alleged that Persaud, between March 13-14, 2022, at Good Hope, ECD, murdered the 28-year-old medex.
Persaud was remanded to prison until May 13,2022.
According to a police report, on March 13, Mangal called “Chucky,” was attacked by Persaud and three others.
Police said one of the suspects was arrested about five houses away from where the incident occurred. A search was conducted on his person and two knives and a pair of scissors were reportedly found in his pants waist.
According to reports, the suspects were imbibing alcohol when one of them approached the DJ enquiring about the music which, at the time had stopped, causing other persons at the wedding to gather at the DJ’s booth.
An eyewitness said one of the suspects pulled a knife from his waist and dealt Mangal a stab to his right upper chest.
Police said the eyewitness confronted the suspect and was stabbed to his left hand, while another suspect threw a bottle at him.
The four males then armed themselves with glass bottles which they threw at the building before running away.
Mangal, who lost consciousness, was picked up and rushed to the Balwant Singh Hospital where he succumbed around 01:18hrs on March 14 while receiving treatment.