Accusations of infidelity ended in murder on Friday when a Rossignol, West Bank Berbice (WBB) man stabbed his wife to death.
Dead is 28-year-old Amrita Rahim, also known as “Sally” of Lot 7 Marcy Dam, Rosignol, WBB. The incident occurred sometime around 23:45 hrs.
Guyana Standard understands that the woman, her husband, and three children reside at the same address.
The woman’s eldest child told investigators that they went to his aunt’s birthday party, where his mother and father were consuming alcohol.
The child said that at about 23:45 hrs, they left and went home, where he heard his father accusing his mother of going out with another man the previous day.
He added that his mother threatened to leave the house, which resulted in an argument.
Nevertheless, the argument ended, and Amrita went to bed. But her husband went into the kitchen and returned with a knife and stabbed the mother of three before and then proceeded outside.
The child then raised an alarm, and other relatives who lived in the yard came to the woman’s rescue.
Amrita was placed in a taxi and taken to the Fort Wellington Public Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Her body was later taken to the Bailey Funeral Home, awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination (PME).
Police said that the suspect, who is a 32-year-old cane cutter, is currently in custody assisting with the investigation.
Guyana Standard understands that the two have been experiencing domestic issues for a period of time.