Unity farmer badly chopped, may lose hand

A Unity, East Coast Demerara farmer was brutally chopped about his body last evening at his home and is likely to lose his left hand which was left hanging from the wrist following the incident.

According to the wife of 47-year old Besham Oudho, she was travelling home from the city around 6:30 pm  when her  husband called her from their Lot 29, Unity home and stated that he wanted her to buy a box of food for him. She told this newspaper at the Georgetown Public Hospital last evening that shortly after, the man called a second time and stated that he was chopped about his body by a relative and that his hands were badly wounded.

She said when she arrived home, she saw her husband sitting in the yard “and he left hand been hanging from hey (wrist) and he other hand get slash”. The cash crop farmer said that her husband also sustained a chop wound to his right shoulder.

A relative told this newspaper that Oudho was intoxicated earlier in the night and the man went over to his neighbour’s house to part a fight. He said “he nephew been a beat up he wife and like he (Oudho) gone fuh part them and he end up getting chop”. The man’s wife noted that her husband and his nephew were involved in a scuffle following which the man’s nephew picked up a cutlass and dealt him several chops about his body.

Oudho was being prepared for surgery when this newspaper visited the hospital last evening.

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