The calm of Thursday morning was shattered in the East Coast community of Mahaica this morning when a twenty-three year old woman was stabbed to death by her husband. The man reportedly ingested a poisonous substance just after the murder. He was taken to a hospital in the area and is in a critical condition.
The woman, Darmattie Persaud was stabbed repeatedly to her body by the man during a disgreement over her decision to move out of their home.
The husband, Bishwanie, reportedly ran from the scene after attacking the woman.
Persons in the area said the couple had been experiencing problems for a long time and that may have led the woman to decide to move out of the house recently. However, she reportedly went to the house today to meet with the husband and it was then that he attacked her just after she arrived.
Shocked neighbours rushed to the woman’s aid but it appeared too late. Police were called to the scene. An investigation has been launched.