Four persons are hospitalized in serious condition at the GPHC after one was chopped and the others were struck down due to the deliberate, reckless and wanton driving of a 54 year old minibus driver who is an ex-policeman of Stewartville, WCD, the police said today.
The minibus driver is in custody and assisting with the investigation. The victim who was wounded is Premnauth Basdeo, 20, whilst the others have been identified as Amit Roy Jairam,44; Randy Melville,22 and Mohamed Ahamad,43. The victims all reside in Meten-Meer-Zorg, WCD and the incident occurred at Tarla Dam, Meten-Meer-Zorg about 21:30h last night.
Police say that initial inquiries revealed that the incident occurred as a result of a misunderstanding over a ‘game of chance ‘ at an entertainment activity, when the suspect went to his vehicle (minibus BTT5707), returned with a cutlass and inflicted a wound to Basdeo’s head. He then returned to the vehicle and drove into a crowd that was attending to Basdeo and in the process Jairam was struck down. Apparently not satisfied, the police said that the suspect returned in his vehicle at a very fast rate and struck down the other two victims who were among other persons attending to the injured. The victims, all unconscious, were rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where they were treated and transferred to the GPHC. Investigation are in progress.