Police investigators in Essequibo are probing the murder of a 16-year-old girl in the community of Richmond on the Essequibo Coast.
The incident took place this morning and the girl’s ex-boyfriend is the suspect. The two reportedly shared a relationship and lived together for two years.
The girl was at home this morning when the 34-year-old ex-boyfriend appeared at the house and attacked her. She was stabbed multiple times to the body.
Persons in the area said the girl might have been home alone at the time and the boyfriend forced his way into the house and launched his brutal attack.
He escaped from the scene but was later arrested by Police investigators after he reportedly ingested a poisonous substance. He is now under guard at the Charity Hospital as the murder probe continues.