A 26-year-old contractor was stabbed to death by a close female relative during a domestic dispute on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Stephen Ramnarine of Hillcrest Ext, Toradale, Ste Madeleine.

Guardian Media understands that the 19-year-old woman is in police custody.

Reports are that the couple was liming at a friend’s home on Hope Street, Tarodale, when they began arguing around 5:30 pm. The woman allegedly stabbed him on the left shoulder. He was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he died around 5:55 pm.

Investigations are continuing.