A man this morning chopped his wife and two-year-old child to death at Crane, West Coast Demerara and wounded his mother.
The tragedy occurred at around 4:30am.
The bodies of Vanessa Sookram, and the child, Christopher Ganesh were found in a small shack where the incident took place.
The suspect who has been identified as Suresh Ganesh also severed his mother’s hand during the ordeal. The woman whose name was not immediately available was taken to the West Demerara hospital where she is said to be receiving treatment.
Suresh was shot during his arrest by police, hours after he fled the scene. He was taken to the said hospital by the police.
Stabroek News understands that the mayhem started after Suresh requested breakfast from his mother who lives in a house in front of his. It was when she arrived he allegedly whipped out a cutlass and dealt her several chops including to her hand.
The man then turned the murder weapon on his child and Vanessa. They died on the spot.
Sources revealed that the man constantly consumes alcohol and was experiencing financial problems.
Investigations are ongoing.