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Woman, daughter attacked, stabbed
A tale of incest, rape and attempted murder shook a San Fernando community yesterday when a father of three stabbed his wife and daughter as they slept.
Residents of St John’s Village recalled that on Tuesday afternoon, the 35-year-old man, a PH taxi driver, was high on alcohol when he vowed to tie up his family and set the house on fire.
No one knew if he was serious until his 32-year-old wife and 15-year-old daughter ran into the road screaming with blood dripping from stab wounds.
Up to last night they were both recovering at the San Fernando General Hospital, where the man was also warded having drunk poison following the incident.
A relative said yesterday that the horrifying story began months ago when the father forced and coerced the child into performing sexual acts on him whenever his wife went to work.
He would send the younger children, aged 10 and five, to play or do other chores, the relative said.
However, last Wednesday the youngest child reportedly saw the 15-year-old carrying out the sex acts on her sister and he later described their action to their mother.
The mother spoke to the child and after a few hours the child confessed to the father’s actions.
The horrified mother then confronted her husband and reported the incident to the police.
While at the police station, the man called her phone and threatened to kill himself.
He then drank a poisonous liquid and was taken to hospital. However, he was subsequently discharged and went to the home of relatives.
On Tuesday while at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court to pay a traffic ticket, he saw his wife, who was attempting to obtain a restraining order.
That afternoon residents saw the man come back into the community.
They said he appeared to be drunk.
The relative said the mother had changed the locks on the door but he used a pitchfork to pry it open.
He then attacked the mother and daughter, dealing them several stab wounds. As the mother and daughter ran out he ran into the bushes.
Angry villagers found him around noon yesterday, but as they brought him to the road he threw up a green liquid and collapsed. He was taken to the hospital in a vehicle where he remained warded under police guard last night.
Ste Madeleine police and the Child Protection Unit are investigating.