An armed gang around 8.30 last evening inflicted a severe beating on a Good Success, Wakenaam woman during a robbery at her home and later shot her father in the hand as he arrived to assist after receiving her distressed telephone call.
Up to press time last evening Anand Danishore who owns several trawlers and is involved in the lumber trade, was a patient at the Wakenaam Cottage Hospital in a stable condition.
Arrangements were also being made to transport his daughter Jamita Danishore, 21, by boat to a hospital on the Essequibo Coast.
Her condition is said to be serious as she was apparently beaten badly around the head and body by the bandits who numbered about eight, according to persons on the island.
Contacted last evening, Police Commissioner (ag) Leroy Brumell confirmed that there had been a shooting incident that the police there were investigating.
He told Stabroek News that according to what he was told a businessman had been shot in the hand.
He said that based on the information supplied by the Divisional Commander men dressed with masks attacked Anand Danishore, however he did not have all the details about what had transpired.
Stabroek News was reliably informed that Anand was at a wedding house not far from his home when he received a distressing telephone call from his daughter that persons were at his house and that he should come quickly.
Reports are that his daughter and her boyfriend were at the house when the bandits invaded and began beating them while tumbling up the house for valuables.
They managed to get an undisclosed amount of gold jewellery and money.
It is suspected that it was the bandits who forced the young woman to lure the businessman back to his house.
As he approached his home, this newspaper was told, Anand was confronted by the bandits and shot. They then rode away on motor cycles.
It is believed that they opted not to board a boat near the businessman’s home (the businessman lives a few rods from the river’s edge) but instead rode to another location where they boarded a boat and fled.
Police officials said that they were investigating and a search has been launched for the men.
This newspaper understands that the ranks on the island will face a challenge as there are very few of them attached to the San Souci Police Station on the island.
Up to press time no arrests had been made.