A Brazilian man was chopped to death during an altercation with another man at Sourie Backdam, Puruni, Region Seven on Friday evening. The dead man has been identified as 47-year-old Helio Batista Xavier Neves.According to reports, an argument ensued between the now dead miner and another man over the disappearance of some parts belonging to an excavator. The argument quickly turned into a scuffle during which the suspect armed himself with a cutlass and dealt Neves several blows to the body.The Brazilian sustained severe injuries and was rushed to the Bartica Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect has since fled the scene. The Police were summoned and a manhunt has been launched for the suspect.Police have recorded some 91 murders so far this year.