A manhunt is on for the person who allegedly beat a man from La Horquetta last Friday, over a piece of bread.

The victim, identified as Sooman Mahabir, died at hospital.

According to a police report, at about 3 pm on Friday 3 April 2020, Mahabir was at his home along the Talparo Main Road when a close relative approached him.

Police said the men got into an argument over a piece of bread.

The argument escalated into a fight in which Mahabir was badly beaten.

He was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated but later died.

Police said the suspect ran off subsequent to the incident and is said to still be on the run.

Police investigations continue.