Home News Pork-knocker critical after being attacked, chopped
A pork-knocker is battling for his life at the Bartica Regional Hospital after he was severely beaten by two men at Balamani Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), on Saturday evening.
The injured man is 38-year-old Derwin Grant of Balamani Backdam.
Police preliminary investigations revealed that the now injured man went to shop in the area earlier in the month and drank several alcoholic beverages after which he paid with one pennyweight of raw gold, which is equivalent to $15,000. He left and did not collect his change.
However, on Saturday last, Grant returned to the shop and took some items and when payment was requested, he reportedly indicated that the shop had owed him some money and as such, asked them to deduct same.
This resulted in a heated argument and an exchange of words after which the now injured man left the shop. Police stated that as he was making his way to his mining camp, he was attacked from behind by two males who dealt him several chops about his body with a cutlass.
Grant sustained a deep laceration to his right shoulder, a laceration to his right hand which severed four fingers, two deep lacerations to his left hand and a laceration to the right knee.
After inflicting the injuries, the two suspects left him lying on the roadside but later returned with a mattress, picked up the injured man and took him to Sand Hill Landing where they left him at a shop.
He was later found by a passer-by and transported to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was admitted in a serious condition. The matter was reported to the Police and an investigation is underway.
The two suspects are currently on the run.