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Woman critical, man dead after domestic dispute

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A woman from Caroni remains warded in hospital in a critical condition after her two hands were severed in a cutlass attack by her husband during a domestic dispute.

The attacker drank a weedicide after the incident and was found dead near his home.

According to reports around 9 am, Bishnu and Drupatie Sankar had an argument at their home at David Trace, Kelly Village, Caroni home.

Bishnu grabbed a cutlass and chopped his wife several times. Two of the blows almost completely severed her hands from her arms, police said. He ran away from their house as his wife screamed for help, investigators said.

Residents contacted the police who took the injured woman to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope.

She remained warded in a critical condition at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Police and residents later found Bishnu lying unconscious in some bushes near to their home. A bottle of a chemical believed to be poison was found near his body.

He was pronounced dead by a District Medical Officer (DMO) and his body was taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James where a post-mortem is expected to be performed today.

When Guardian Media visited the community yesterday no one was at the couple’s home.

Neighbours were reluctant to divulge any details.

“We does try to mind our business here. We don’t know what does be going on in that house. They have cameras all over so the police should be able to figure it out,” the couple’s next-door neighbour said.

Investigations are continuing.