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Tenant kills man seeking to collect rent
The 58-year-old brother of Pluck Shop Association head, Imam Rasheed Karim, was stabbed to death while attempting to collect rent from his brother’s tenant on Wednesday night. Police said around 10.10 pm, Banette Azim, of Azim Avenue, Cacandee Road, Felicity, went to Karim’s apartment building, which is located near his home, to collect the outstanding rent.
Azim reportedly got into an argument with the tenant and the man drew a kitchen knife and stabbed him several times. The man then ran away. Azim, a former employee at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, was taken to the Chaguanas Health Facility but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police had not arrested the suspect up to late yesterday. Senior Supt Johnny Abraham and Sgt Jitendra Tooleram visited the scene and are continuing investigations. The murder toll stood at 210 up to last evening.