Bath Settlement man chops sisters in drunken rage
A woman and her sister were chopped multiple times on Tuesday night at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, in an attack carried out by her drunken common-law husband.
Haymatie Kowchaie, 30, and her sister, Omwattie Persaud, 43, of Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara, were chopped about their bodies by Kowchaie’s husband. Kowchaie sustained injuries to her head, hands and shoulder, while Persaud was chopped to her right foot, left shoulder and hand.
Both women are now patients of the Female Ward of the Georgetown Hospital, where they complained yesterday of being in excruciating pain. Their attacker Ramesh Ramoo was arrested and taken into police custody shortly after the attack. Kowchaie also said that he was in the habit of beating her and threatening to kill her but he never behaved like he did on Tuesday.
In recounting the attack, Persaud told Stabroek News that she travelled to Bath for a funeral and was staying with Kowchaie and her family afterward. She said around 7pm, she, her sister and her sister’s two children, ages nine and ten, were in the kitchen downstairs while their father was asleep in the upper flat.