Man awaits sentencing for bottle assault on father

Bryan Singh, who yesterday pleaded guilty to assaulting his father, will learn his fate next month when he is due for sentencing, pending a probation report.

“He does get me vex. When he was a young boy like me, he brutalised his parents too. He never gave me no education, nothing. Me ain’t even wan see he. He don’t have an ambition. He does just get me vex,” a furious Singh vented about his father to Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt told the court that Singh, a drug addict, of Lot 38 Sheriff Street, committed the assault on July 18, after he returned home and demanded food but was told that his mother had not yet finished cooking and he had to wait.

Singh took a glass bottle and dealt his father several lashes to his hand and about his body, Hunt said. The matter was subsequently reported to the Kitty Police Station and he was later charged.

Singh alleged that “all he [his father] does do is just drink out my grandparents’ money from their rice factory they had and gamble everything out. My mother and all ain’t want nothing to do with this man anymore.”

However, his father, Chaterpaul Singh, who was present at the hearing, told the court that it was his son who was a “nuisance” to his home as he is in the habit of abusing drugs and wreaking havoc afterward.

“You have a home?” the defendant blurted out, interrupting his father and causing the magistrate and court orderly to reprimand him.

The magistrate subsequently remanded Singh to prison until August 19, when he will be sentenced pending the presentation of a probation report to the court.

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