Labourer chopped to death in Princes Town; relative held

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Labourer chopped to death in Princes Town; relative held

A 59-year-old Princes Town man was chopped to death during a domestic incident on Wednesday.

Dead is labourer Kungie Madhoo, of Cedar Hill.

Reports said around 5 pm on Wednesday, Madhoo and his common-law-wife, 53-year-old Gangadaye Ghingoree, were at her Marcano Street, Princes Town home, along with the 23-year-old male suspect, who is a relative.

She told the police the suspect, who was seen sharpening a cutlass, threatened them both.

Ghingoree left the house with the intention of going to the Princes Town police station to make a report, but was approached and threatened by the suspect.

The woman said she ran to the home of a neighbour, who took her to the station.

PC’s Ali and Teelucksingh accompanied her back home and on their return to the house, they found Madhoo at the bottom of the stairway with chops wounds to his head.

The suspect was standing at the top of the stairway holding a bloody cutlass. Police disarmed and arrested him.

Madhoo was taken to the Princes District Health facility by ambulance but died of his injuries shortly after.