A good deed ended in tragedy for two teenaged brothers on Sunday evening. According to reports two teenaged brothers were fatally stabbed as they attempted to defend a friend from cell phone thieves. The teens, Arshad Kadir, 15, and Jafar Kadir, 17, both of Ward Lane, El Socorro Road, were stabbed at the Aranquez Savannah where they were playing a game of football with friends. Another casualty, Kaleel Mohammed, 16, was stabbed in the chest, but survived.
The incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m, when Imitiaz Boodoo, another friend of the brothers, was approached by two men who attempted to snatch his Samsung cell phone. The brothers intervened in the altercation when a struggle ensued. One of the men then stabbed the boys. Arshad was stabbed in the groin area and Jafar was stabbed through the lungs and heart. The attackers fled the scene and escaped.
The three victims were rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mount Hope. Both Arshad and Jafar died by 10.30 p.m.
The boys are sons of Kaleel and Fazeela Kadir, owners of Bunty’s Muffler Service in El Socorro. Arshad attended Brataria Secondary Comprehensive School and Jafar attended San Juan Government Secondary School. Funeral arrangements are being made for later today.