Penal man charged with murder of older brother

A Penal man has appeared before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with the murder of his elder brother, Ricky Harripersad, which occurred on Monday 29th January, 2018.

Brian Harripersad, 29, a labourer of San Francique Road, Penal, appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert in the Siparia 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 2nd February, 2018 to answer to the charge.

The matter was adjourned to Friday 2nd March, 2018.

Harripersad, 37, a labourer, of the same address, was at home around 10:55 pm, on Sunday 28th January, 2018, when he got into an altercation with a male relative, arising out of an ongoing property dispute.

During the incident, the victim was stabbed in the neck and lower abdomen with a knife.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he died around 3:15 am on Monday 29th January, 2018.

Investigations were led by Insp. Darryl Coorie and Sgt. Randy Ramjag, of Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 3, and the charge was laid by PC Ravi Ramnarine on Thursday 1st February, 2018, after advice was received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

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