An argument between two co-workers at a Baramita mining camp ended in murder this morning when 29-year-old miner Roy Harry was stabbed to death by his co-worker.
The incident took place between 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock this morning.
A Police statement on the investigations into the incident said that based on information received, the two men were involved in alcohol drinking in the New Star Backdam in Baramita when they got into an argument over a woman who was known to both of them.
The two miners left the drinking spot together but continued their argument on their way.
However, the argument became violent and the 29-year-old miner, Roy Harry was assaulted and stabbed in the chest by his 21-year-old colleague.
The injured miner collapsed and died on the scene. His body was later discovered by another mining camp worker after the assailant reported to him what he had done. The suspect reportedly left the area, claiming that he was going to report the matter to the Police.
He was later spotted walking along a trail and was arrested.
He never arrived at any Police outpost close by and after the Police were alerted by the miner who found the body, investigations were launched.
The name of the suspect has not been released by the Police investigators.