An argument between relatives escalated to murder last night when one man was chopped to death outside his Couva home.
Relatives of Ganesh Samaroo said the 38-year-old was trying to calm a male relative around 7.15pm on Tuesday when the two began to argue.
The relative, who is 56, came up to Samaroo’s gate armed with a class and called out to him to fight. When Samaroo, a truck driver, went out into the roadway, the man chopped him on the hand.
Samaroo tried to run away but fell into a nearby drain. The man then chopped him several times as he lay bleeding in the drain. The man then ran away and hid at a neighbor’s home.
Samaroo died on the scene.