Enmore vendor undergoes surgery after stabbed by home invaders

An Enmore vendor is now recovering in hospital following an early morning attack on his home by masked bandits.

Vickram Rambacchus, 38, of 266 Hope West, Enmore, East Coast of Demerara, had been drifting in and out of consciousness since the attack occurred about 2am on Tuesday. However, his wife Guytrie Rambacchus related that when he would awaken, he would suffer from great pain.

When Stabroek News visited the man at the Woodlands Hospital, where he is in a stable condition, he had been awake for only a few minutes and was incapable of speech.

Guytrie was unable to share the full extent of her husband’s surgery but revealed that there had been operations to deal with his bleeding liver.

Rambacchus during Stabroek News’ visit yesterday.
Rambacchus during Stabroek News’ visit yesterday.

During the attack, Vickram suffered several stab wounds about his body, including his neck, chest, and abdomen. His liver was also punctured. The doctors, Guytrie said, are waiting to see if further operations will be needed.

According to the injured man’s wife, they had no problems with anyone that she could recall. She did, however, reveal that the three men who entered their home seemed to have knowledge of the area and might have known them prior to the incident.

Vickram and Guytrie were awoken by the three attackers standing over their bed. Their three year old daughter, it was reported, had also been asleep in the bed.

A scuffle between the three men and Vickram followed, during which the vendor was stabbed. The couple’s 12-year-old son attempted to help his father but was dissuaded by his mother from doing so when she realised the attackers had knives. Guytrie and her children were instead forced to hide in a bedroom as the father figure of the home was viciously attacked.

After grabbing $65,000 off of a bed head, the men escaped before cutlass-wielding neighbours who had been woken up by the commotion could come to the aid of the Rambacchus family. Vickram was left in a bleeding pile on the floor. The thieves’ quick and easy escape over Rambacchus’ back fence raised speculation as to whether the men were familiar with the area.

Guytrie is at a loss on how the men entered the home.

A report was made to the Cove and John Police Station and, according to Guytrie, the officers have been doing a commendable job by staying in constant contact with her.

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