A 17-year-old young lady is now a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after her jealous 22-year-old lover dealt her several chops to the head and hand, following which he hung himself. Guyana Standard understands that the injured woman is alive and in a stable condition thanks to the valiant efforts of her 15-year-old sister who defended her against the cutlass-wielding man.
According to police reports, around 11: 45 am today, the victim and her siblings were traveling from Hubu Koker in their family boat and were on their way home to Fort Island. Halfway into their journey, the deceased approached them with his boat and suddenly jumped over into the victim’s boat.
Armed with a cutlass, the young man exclaimed, “All the time you does fool me.” He then dealt her several chops to her head and hand. The victim’s courageous sister then pushed the deceased overboard and as they tried to escape, he managed to pull himself up into the boat and fired another chop to the sister’s left hand.
The 22-year-old was pushed overboard once more by the 15-year-old but lost his cutlass in the river this time around. He then swam to his boat and made good his escape.
Guyana Standard was informed by the Guyana Police Force that the victim was taken to Fort Island where her family was informed of what transpired. She was subsequently rushed to Leonora Cottage Hospital where she was examined by a doctor on duty and later transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital in a stable condition.
The matter was subsequently reported to the Fort Island Coast Guard, after which a search was made for the deceased. This news agency understands that his boat was spotted at Morashie, Essequibo River located opposite Fort Island. The ranks later found the deceased hanging from a tree.
The matter was then reported to the police and upon arrival, the body was rushed to Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a doctor.
His body is at Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a Post Mortem Examination.
The investigation into the attempted murder-suicide case continues.