Police in Port Mourant, Berbice have arrested the boyfriend of a 26-year-old woman who was beaten to death on Friday night during an argument between the two.
The woman who has been identified as Jasmattie Dowlatram was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital after her boyfriend attacked and beat her with a piece of wood during a confrontation about infidelity.
According to the Police, the woman died while receiving attention at the hospital. She received several injuries to her head and upper body. The boyfriend whose name has not been released, was arrested and will face murder charges in the new week.
Domestic violence continues to be a major problem in Guyana. Women rights groups have issued calls for the Government and the international community to do more to stem the increase in violent acts against women. Calls have also been issued for the religious community to become involved and offer more services to fight domestic violence and gender based violence.
Guyana has recorded several gruesome murders of women this year. In most of those cases, the women died at the hands of their love partners.