Grove man in critical condition after being chopped by friend


Totaram Jaimangal, 30, is in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public hospital after he was chopped about his body by his friend on Saturday.

According to a police report, the incident occurred at Jaimangal’s house located at Third Street Grove Squatting area on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD).

It was reported that Jaimangal and his friend, a 39-year-old man, were imbibing at the premises when the older man allegedly told Jaimangal that he wants to sleep with his wife.

Jaimangal, reportedly, became annoyed and took away a cutlass belonging to the suspect and attempted to chop him. He was unsuccessful and the man seized the cutlass and chopped Jaimangal to his left side rib cage area and to his right hand.

The suspect then escaped with the cutlass while Jaimangal was left lying on the ground with his injuries.

Later, Jaimangal was found by his relatives and rushed to the Diamond Hospital; he was later transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital in a critical condition.

Meanwhile, police reported that checks were made for the suspect but he was not found. Investigations are ongoing.

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