Alcohol is said to have led to the death of one man at the hands of a childhood friend.

Police reports indicate that 37-year-old Ricky Harripersad who was a labourer of San Francique, died around 3 am yesterday after being stabbed in the neck by the 27-year-old assailant on Monday night.

The men reportedly had an argument at their home, which led to the suspect stabbing Harripersad.

Harripersad’s father, Ramnarine told the T&T Guardian that he was in his bedroom watching television when he heard an outcry.

Upon investigation, he saw Ricky lying on the ground with his girlfriend, Britney covering his wound with a cloth.

He said even when he went outside and looked at the suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated, he too was threatened with death. By the time police arrived, the suspect had left. He however surrendered to police yesterday morning.