Essequibian charged with chopping man who owed him money

An Essequibo man was remanded to prison on Wednesday after being charged with chopping a man who owed him money.

Keshan Jagdeshwar, 27, of Lot 36 Hampton Court, Essequibo Coast, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of felonious wounding when it was read to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

It is alleged that on October 2, Jagdeshwar unlawfully and maliciously wounded Joseph Moore with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause grievous bodily harm to him.

According to police reports, Jagdeshwar had approached Moore, who was standing at the Port Kaituma Waterfront, and demanded money Moore owed him. Jagdeshwar’s confrontation sparked an argument, which resulted in him allegedly picking up a cutlass and chopping Moore on his head. Moore was rushed to the hospital and a medical examination revealed a deep gash in his head with possible skull fracture. Subsequently Jagdeshwar was arrested and charged.

Jagdeshwar was remanded to prison until November 5, when the case will be called again.

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