A regional engineer is currently hospitalised after he was chopped several times on Saturday evening during a misunderstanding with a contractor at Enterprise Village, East Coast Demerara.
Amainauth Chinkan, 67 of Side Line Dam, Triumph, East Coast Demerara sustained several chop wounds to his left arm.
He was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) where he underwent surgery. His condition is listed as stable.
The suspect, a contractor of Enterprise fled the scene and is yet to be apprehended.
While details surrounding the incident which occurred around 10pm remain unclear, the police said that an investigation has revealed that Chinkan and the suspect had a misunderstanding over the non-payment for works completed by the suspect.
“As a result, the suspect became annoyed, armed himself with a cutlass and allegedly dealt the victim (Chinkan) several chops on his left arm and escaped”, the police said.