Black Bush man commits suicide after attempting to kill wife


A 29-year-old man is now dead after he beat and forced the mother of his two children to consume a poisonous substance.

Amar Jeffery, a labourer of Mibicuri Black Bush Polder allegedly took his life after he tried to get his wife, 30-year-old Sherry Satnarine to return home.

The incident occurred on Tuesday morning – a few houses away from the couple’s home.

The News Room understands that the woman moved out of the house to Johanna village next door after enduring years of physical abuse at the hands of Amar, however, on Monday evening, he took her from Johanna and beat her until they reached home in Mibicuri.

Residents overheard Amar threatening to kill the woman and end his life. Fearful for her safety, Sherry stayed at a neighbour’s house Monday night with her two children, ages 4 and 6.

On Tuesday morning, Sherry left for the Mibicuri Police Station to make a report but he followed her.

Upon her return, Sherry decided to go to her mother’s house but Amar begged her not to go. It is alleged that he ran to the back of the neighbour’s house where he grabbed the poisonous substance and consumed it.

He then grabbed to his wife, threw her to the ground and force her to swallow the poison as well.

The labourer was rushed to the Mibicuri Hospital where he died a few hours later; Sherry remains in a stable condition at the same hospital.

If you or someone you know are having thoughts of committing suicide, you can seek help from the Inter-Agency Suicide Prevention Helpline through the following means:

Telephone: 223-0818, 223-0009 and 223-0001

Mobile: 600-7896 or 623-4444

Email: [email protected]

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