Friend Kills Friend With Garden Fork

An alcohol-fuelled dispute reportedly over politics turned deadly yesterday morning when a man was attacked and stabbed twice with a garden fork allegedly by his best friend in Trinidad.

The men involved in the fracas were said to age 45 and 61 respectively.

Police inquiries revealed that the two men who were drinking puncheon at the suspect’s home reportedly had a heated argument over Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley whom the suspect referred to in a racially derogatory manner. The suspect then became enraged and allegedly stabbed Bansie in the head and neck.

One  eyewitness according to the report, told police sometime after 8 pm the suspect and Bansie, who are both her friends, began arguing when the suspect allegedly stabbed Bansie in the neck and head with the garden fork. She said she ran out of the house and called the police. Police seized the garden fork.

At her home yesterday, Ramkissoon who was in an emotional state did not want to say what the argument was about. “Is rum talk,” she said.

She denied allegations that she and Bansie were in a relationship. She said the suspect and Bansie were best friends. “He (deceased) was a nice, loving fellah. He was nice and honest.”

Ramkissoon said she intervened and tried to stop them arguing, but they would not listen to her. She said she left them and took a shower. “When I come back I see him with a fork over Broco.

I had to run for my life.” She said she called 999 about a hundred times before she got a response. At Bansie’s home where he used to live with his parents, ages 68 and 70, his mother was crying.

“We preparing for a wake now,” she said. Bansie was the third of eight children and would have celebrated his birthday on November 18.

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