Inmates burnt, chopped in NA prison attack

Four inmates of the New Amsterdam Prison were hospitalised in serious conditions last evening after they were attacked by a fellow prisoner, who doused them with acid and chopped them about their bodies.

Abdulsalam ‘Sato’ Azimullah, 31 of Hampshire, Corentyne and Davendra ‘Bara’ Harricharran, 28 of Nigg, Corentyne and Kwame Bhagwandin, 32, and Clarence ‘Wild Hog’ Williams, both of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, were rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital following the shocking attack, which occurred at around 5:30 pm yesterday.

 A wounded Kwame Bhagwandin

A wounded Kwame Bhagwandin

After being treated, Azimullah and Williams were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital in an ambulance, where they arrived after 10pm. The two other prisoners were subsequently transferred to the city hospital this morning.

Persons told this newspaper that “blood was all over” when the men were taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital in handcuffs and shackles.

Reports are that the well-planned attack was carried out by a convicted prisoner known as ‘Shoulder,’ who is now in police custody. The victims are also claiming that a “prison warden” reportedly gave the key to a prisoner, identified as Ryan Samaroo, who opened a door, allowing the assailant, who had reportedly  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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