Annandale man charged with murdering son

Amernauth Chand, the father who allegedly stabbed his son to death on Wednesday night at their Annandale, East Coast Demerara home, was yesterday charged with murder.

Chand, 46, who is a labourer, appeared at the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul, who read the charge.

     Amernauth Chand
Amernauth Chand

It is alleged that he murdered Mahesh Chand, 24, a porter of 81 Narine Street, Annandale, East Coast Demerara.

The man, who was unrepresented during his arraignment, was not required to plead to the charge. The next hearing was fixed for October 27th and he was remanded to prison until then.

Police say Mahesh Chand was fatally stabbed after he intervened in a row between his parents.

At the time, Amernauth was alleged to have been accosting his common-law wife, Tajeranie Chowtie, 49, for money to buy drugs.

Mahesh Chand
Mahesh Chand

Chowtie told Stabroek News that Mahesh, the eldest of her five children, was awakened by the quarrel between her and Amernauth and he handed her $200 to give to his father to prevent him from further harassing her. “He wake up and seh tek this $200 and give he,” she recounted.

Seeing them in conversation angered Amernauth, Chowtie related, while adding that the man accused his son of always siding with his mother. As a result, she said, the two got into an argument and the father rushed to the kitchen and retrieved a cutlass with a slim, pointed blade and charged at his son. Chowtie said the man stabbed the youth twice; once in the abdomen and once in the chest.

 

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