NA woman hacked to death, ex dies of poisoning after attack
A New Amsterdam, Berbice woman was yesterday hacked to death by her former partner, who died hours later from ingesting poison.
Dead are Bhanmattie Devi Bacchus, also known as ‘Patricia,’ 28, of Patrick Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, and Narendra Thakoor, called ‘Dado,’ 44, and also of Angoy’s Avenue, who had shared a common-law relationship for seven years.
The attack occurred at 9:15 am at the home the couple had shared during their relationship. Although they had separated, Bacchus met with Thakoor yesterday morning at his request, in an attempt to reconcile. But police said there was an argument and Thakoor attacked her with a cutlass, which he used to inflict chops to her neck and other parts of her body.
Afterward, Thakoor fled but police held him around 11am in the backdam area. They subsequently took him to the New Amsterdam Hospital, after being told that he had ingested poison. However, medical personnel at the hospital informed police that the man had not consumed any poison and as a result he was taken to the Central Police Station, police said. It was there several hours later that he began vomiting and under questioning he admitted that he had indeed ingested poison, they added. As a result, Thakoor was taken back to the hospital, where he succumbed at 6:40 pm last evening.
Stabroek News was told that Bacchus and Thakoor had been living together for seven years and he was the father of two of her five children. She, however, moved out during their separation.