Teen on life support, stabbed while rescuing neighbours during robbery

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An 18-year-old Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara resident is on life support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was stabbed to the chest during a robbery on Thursday evening.

The News Room understands that Omesh Lakeram was stabbed while attempting to assist his neighbours –two females ages 17 and 19 –who were being robbed.

The teenagers were walking along a street in the housing scheme at around 18:45 hrs returning home from work when they were attacked by a bandit on a bicycle.

“I just receive a call, my daughter tell me ‘mommy I’m on the road and Omesh get bore’ and I run out but when I reach, he was already rushed to the hospital,” the girls mother, Sorojinie Sewdial told the News Room.

She said her daughters told her that a male rode passed them on a bicycle and waited for them to reach a lonely spot on the roadway when he attacked.

“When they reach a lonely dark spot, the guy turned around his bicycle and snatched my smaller daughter bag and then the older one’s bag,” the mother told the News Room.

Lakeram, who was walking a few steps ahead, turned around to assist the girls when he was stabbed him once to the chest.

The suspect then escaped the scene with two handbags containing $5,000 and personal documents.

According to Sewdial, Lakeram told the girls that he was okay and attempted to walk again but collapsed.

He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by his father.

Doctors told the family that one of his lungs is punctured and the weapon also grazed his heart.

Sewdial is upset at the response of the La Grange Police station; she said a report was made at around 2:00hrs on Friday but until now the Police have not made contact with the family.

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