Fisherman slaps 17-Y-0 fiancée during row; step-father throws hot oil on his face


A 69-year-old pensioner of No. 77 Village Corentyne, Berbice and a 20-year-old alleged woman abuser were arrested on Friday by the police as investigations commence into an incident that has resulted in the alleged abuser sustaining burns to his face.

According to the police report, the 17-year-old girl said that on Thursday night her fiancé came home under the influence of alcohol and they had an argument during which he slapped her twice, threatened her with a knife and pulled her hair.

She reported the matter to the police but ranks could not find the 20-year-old fisherman to execute the arrest.

However, in the wee hours of Friday, at about 02:00hrs, the young man reportedly went back home and opened the louvre windows to the 17-year-old girl’s bedroom and asked her for a cigarette lighter.

When she told him that she did not have one, he became annoyed and began threatening to kill her. On hearing this, her step-father rushed into the bedroom and threw some water in his face while asking him to leave.

Further annoyed, the young man pulled out the louvres and iron bars from the window and attempted to enter the room. The teen’s stepfather then returned to the room with a cup of hot oil and threw it in his face causing him to receive injuries. The fisherman was rushed to Skeldon Public Hospital where he was treated and sent away.

He then went to Springlands Police Station where he reported the matter.

Police said at the break of dawn, the stepfather went to the Springlands Police Station with injuries to his face and reported that he was assaulted by his stepdaughter’s fiancé.

He and the 20-year-old were both arrested and are presently in custody.



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