One of two tenants who had an argument over a broken plate at an apartment building in St Augustine, subsequently died after he was attacked and chopped by the other tenant, on Saturday night.

The deceased has been identified as 43-year-old Ganesh Ramkissoon, of Dhania Street, Streatham Lodge Road, St. Augustine. 

According to a police report, at about 8 pm, Ramkissoon was at his home when he got into a verbal altercation with a 39-year-old man of the same address, over an incident involving a plate that was broken a few days ago.

The man reportedly then walked away and went into to his apartment to avoid any further confrontation. Shortly thereafter, he heard a loud banging on his door followed by the words, “Police here!” 

He told police that he became fearful and armed himself with a cutlass before opening the door.

Upon opening the door, he was met by Ramkissoon who tried to cuff him, and he retaliated by swinging the cutlass, chopping Ramkissoon across the left shoulder.

Ramkissoon then ran into the direction of his own apartment which is located on the same compound where he collapsed.

The first responders received the report of a wounding incident and responded.  Upon arrival at the scene, they met Ramkissoon in the yard lying on the ground, bleeding from the chop wound. He was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex by the police for medical attention.

Upon arrival at hospital, Ramkissoon was attended to and pronounced dead at about 9:05 pm.

Police said Ramkissoon’s attacker subsequently went to the Tunapuna Police Station to make a report and was detained for questioning.