…woman critical, suspect on the run
Food vendor Kilowatie Persaud is now in critical condition after she was hammered to the head by her reputed husband during an argument at their Lot 53 Houston, Greater Georgetown home on Saturday evening.
The 54-year-old suspect remains on the run.
According to information received, the 44-year-old Persaud and the suspect have been living together for the past 25 years, during which they would habitually engage in heated arguments, which would lead to the suspect physically assaulting Persaud. These assaults reportedly happened mostly while the suspect is in a drunken state.
On Saturday, at about 18:00h, Persaud was at home when the suspect turned up in an intoxicated state. This reportedly led to an argument, during which the suspect armed himself with a hammer and dealt Persaud several blows to her head, before fleeing the house.
Persaud, however, managed to raise an alarm, and her mother and neighbours rushed to her assistance. She was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was admitted a patient in a serious state. The matter has been reported to the Police, who have since launched a manhunt for the suspect.
Several persons in the area have been grilled on his whereabouts, but no useful information has yet been gathered. The Police are continuing their investigations.
Last Sunday, 38-year-old Victor Roberts was fatally stabbed by his reputed wife at their Plaisance, East Coast Demerara home.
This stabbing incident stemmed from an argument between the couple. It was reported that Roberts and the suspect, Malissa, shared a rocky relationship, and they would often be heard arguing, which would eventually lead to a scuffle. The man was reportedly stabbed a few months ago, but had refused to press charges against the woman.
The suspect was arrested and is expected to be charged with murder.