Region 1 man jailed for beating wife

A 50-year-old Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini) resident was on Tuesday jailed for 18 months after he admitted to wounding, threatening and assaulting his wife.
Roopnarine Persaud appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where he admitted that on April 5, 2019, at Barama Lane, Baramita, he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted his wife, Bhahanna Charles, and on the same day, he displayed threatening behaviour towards her.
The court heard that the couple has two children together and as a result of consistent physical abuse, several reports were made to the police. In 2018, the mechanic was charged and convicted for assault which resulted in actual bodily harm to his wife.
According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, on April 5, the Virtual Complainant was sitting with friends at Barama Lane, Baramita, when her husband went up to her armed with an empty drink case and dealt her several lashes about her head. During the incident, the man shouted that he will not stop beating the VC until she dies.
The woman was assisted by her friends and taken to the Baramita Health Centre.
The Chief Magistrate sentenced Persaud to 18 months in prison for the assault and 12 months for the other charges. The sentences will run concurrently.