An argument over a phone landed a teen before a City Magistrate, charged with attempted murder of a man who remains hospitalised in a critical condition.
Kan Das, 18, of Lot 12, Lombard Street, a labourer, was read a charge which alleges that on June 9, at Lombard Street, Charlestown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Anthony Bartholomew, with the intent to commit murder.
Das was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge.
According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, the defendant and the complainant live in the same neighbourhood. He added that on the day in question both parties had an argument over a phone which resulted in Das stabbing Bartholomew with an icepick. The complainant was then rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he still remains in a serious condition in the High Dependency Unit.
Mansfield, then objected to the defendant being granted bail since the complainant is not in the clear as yet.
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan then remanded the accused to prison and adjourned the matter to June 25.
The Chief Magistrate also placed Das under the supervision of a probation officer for counselling until the completion of the Preliminary Inquiry.