2 arraigned for Leonora labourer’s murder

first_imgTwo men were on Monday arraigned for the murder of Kawal Shivnauth, 37, of Wine Bush, Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD) when they appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Roopnarine Persaud, 18, also called ‘Helicopter’ of Mathew’s Ridge, North West District and Deonarine Lakhan of Leonora, WCD were not required to plea to the indictable charge, and were remanded to prison by presiding Magistrate, Clive Nurse.Dead: Kawal ShivnauthThe murder took place on January 9 last, during a drinking spree at ‘Wine Bush’.It was reported that the 37-year-old man, also called “Rupee”, was stabbed to his heart and also sustained a slash to the lower abdomen, along with another to his hand.Reports are Shivnauth and Persaud were consuming alcohol when an argument ensued, after the teenager accused the now dead man of “troubling” his sister. During the argument, Shivnauth collected a bottle and struck the teenager to his forehead.The teenager reportedly walked away, but after realising that he was bleeding, he confronted Shivnauth and it was at this time, he whipped out a knife and stabbed him. The injured man was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.After the stabbing incident, Persaud fled the scene, but was later arrested in Matthew’s Ridge where he resides. Following an interrogation, he named the second suspect who was subsequently arrested. The Police however, gathered sufficient evidence and would have instituted charges against the men.The matter was transferred to the Leonora Magistrate’s Court for February 20.last_img read more