Mother chops 9-year-old daughter, self after partner ends relationship

…arrested for attempted murder

A nine-year-old girl is hospitalised with a chop wound after her mother allegedly attempted to kill her on Sunday night.
According to Police, the incident occurred at about 22:00h at their Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo home, where the girl lived with her mother and the mother’s boyfriend. The child’s father passed away four years ago.
Reports are that on the night of the incident, the mother and her boyfriend had a heated argument, during which the boyfriend allegedly insulted the mother and daughter, calling them “wastes” and said he no longer wanted them. He then left the house.
Following the argument, police said the mother reportedly called her daughter and told her that her biological father was dead and that her stepfather did not want them anymore. She then allegedly attacked her daughter with a chopper inflicting a wound on the girl’s left arm. The child managed to escape and sought help from a neighbour, who rushed her to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.
The child was seen and examined by a doctor, who listed her condition as stable. She was later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital for further medical attention.
Meanwhile, upon arriving at the scene, investigators discovered the child’s mother with a chop wound on her left arm, which she alleged she had self-inflicted. She was arrested and transported to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where medical professionals confirmed her condition as stable. Following her discharge, she was placed into police custody at the Leonora Police Station. The mother is currently cooperating with police as they continue their investigation. (G9)