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Days of alleged family bickering ended in murder on Tuesday afternoon when a 20-year-old man was bludgeoned to death with a piece of iron.

According to a police report, at about 2 pm Josiah Hoard, was beaten to death, allegedly by a relative, while at his home at Mendez Trace, Paramin, Maraval.

Police said residents told them that both men have been heard quarrelling for several days until the escalation of the deadly fight on Tuesday.

A motive is, however, yet to be established.

The suspect has been detained and assisting the police in their investigation.

—Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant