Labourer chops wife to death during argument


Police have arrested a 35-year-old labourer of Bloomfield New Scheme, Corentyne, Berbice for the alleged murder of his reputed wife.

Dead is Oma Devi Virasamy, 30, a housewife of Bloomfield New Housing Scheme. In police custody is Mahendra Paltoo who has reportedly confessed to chopping Virasamy to death during an argument.

The News Room was informed that Paltoo told investigators that Virsamy had accused him of being unfaithful.

He said that during the argument, Virasamy shoved him and he retaliated by arming himself with a cutlass.

He dealt Virasamy several lashes about her body with the sharp object which resulted in her sustaining chops to her right ankle, under her left eye and other parts of the body.

Initially, it was reported to the police by Paltoo that on Sunday, at about 19:00hrs, Virasamy was tidying up the bed for their baby when she “slipped and fell on a cutlass that was between two mattresses in their bedroom.”

This he said resulted in her injuries.

He told police that he assisted her by dressing the wound and she retired to bed.

Paltoo told investigators that when he woke up at about 04:40hrs Monday, he found her motionless on the bed.

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