An Indian national, who family members described as being mentally ill, took his own life on Tuesday evening after reportedly attacking his sister and her husband.
The incident took place just after 8:00pm at the family’s D’Aguiars Park home.
The dead man has been identified as Ashook Singh. He reportedly stabbed himself to the head several times after attacking and stabbing his brother-in-law.
The injured brother-in-law is nursing stab wounds to the back of his neck. He has been identified as Harkirat Virk and is the IT Director of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company. He and his wife are also Indian nationals.
According to family members, Virk along with his wife and baby were having dinner when the wife’s brother burst into the house and stabbed him to the neck before turning the knife on himself.
The helpless sister could do very little to render help. She told News Source that she is angry with the entire situation because it could have been prevented if health professionals had listened to her warning.
The woman explained that her brother is known to be mentally ill but local doctors offered little help. She said just recently, her brother appeared at her home threatening to kill her and her family.
She said she took him to the Georgetown Hospital but little help was offered and the police also did not offer much assistance.
“I went there and they just ignore me as I complained about my brother’s mental illness, they did not help and now we have him dead and my husband in the hospital”, the traumatized sister added.
Police investigators are probing the case.