Cane harvester charged with assault

A cane harvester of Uitvlugt Sugar Estate was Friday brought before Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court charged with assault.

Parshram Beharry, 31, of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, pleaded not guilty to the offense which alleged that on May 23, 2016 at Uitvlugt Village, West Coast Demerara, he assaulted Roy Charles with intent to cause bodily harm.

The prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, the virtual complainant (VC) and the defendant were engaged in a discussion when a disagreement arose.

Both men started to argue, after which an angered Beharry took up a piece of wood and hit the VC about his body numerous times.

As a result of the blows, the VC had to be treated at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.

The matter was reported to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and the defendant was arrested and charged.

The defendant told the court that the VC was very disrespectful towards him and he could not take it. He explained that in anger, he acted unwisely.

Magistrate Lambert told the defendant that he does not have the authority to take matters into his own hands.

He was granted $20,000 bail and will have to return to court on June 10, 2016.