Two in custody after Rose Hall woman found with throat slit

The area where the woman was attacked (Photo: News Room/April 22, 2022)

Police have arrested two persons after a woman was found on her veranda at J.C Chandisingh Street, Rose Hall Town with her throat slit on Thursday afternoon.

Injured is 64-year-old Jamool Mookshah; she is hospitalised in a stable condition.

Mookshah lives alone and was found by a female friend in a pool of blood; the friend usually visits in the afternoons when she returns from work.

Mookshah was found in a semi-conscious state at the bottom flat of her house and the friend immediately contacted a policeman who lives nearby.

The cop took the woman to the Port Mourant Hospital and she was later transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where she underwent surgery on Friday.

The woman’s uncle Mustapha Ali told the News Room that he was at Masjid breaking fast for Ramadan when he got a call about the incident. When he arrived at the scene, the police were already there.

Mustapha Ali (Photo: News Room/April 22, 2022)

“When I came to the scene, after the police finished, we went down at the back of the building and we noticed one of the zinc was removed. I suspect that she was sitting here (bottom flat veranda) and heard a noise and went to the back to investigate and the perpetrators probably slit her throat and she was left there lying,” the uncle contended.

Ali revealed that there was no forced entry to the house and nothing appeared to have been taken. As a result, relatives are now questioning the motive for the attack.

“She is very lucky and thank God the neighbour came in and saw her,” the uncle said.

Meanwhile, the police are being praised by neighbours for their swift action.

Regional Commander Boodnarine Persaud told the News Room that two men from the area were arrested and are assisting with investigations.

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