Man chops Brother-in-law
- did not approve of relationship with sister
By Brushell Blackman &Jamal Scott
A man’s disapproval of a relationship his sister has with another man has resulted in the latter being seriously chopped about the body yesterday. Charlston Scipio, 43 of 46 Meadow Brook Gardens Georgetown, was severely chopped about the body by his reputed wife’s brother, Hemchandra Sukram, 39, around 16:00 hours yesterday.
Speaking to Kaieteur News at the Georgetown Hospital yesterday, Scipio’s reputed wife, Sita Elliot, said that her brother has always threatened her and her partner. She said that Sukram lives on the bottom flat, while she and Scipio live on the upper flat of the family property.
Elliot related that Sukram will usually molest her partner of 12 years whenever the two crossed paths in the yard.
“He always tormenting me boy, he ain’t like he fuh me.”
The tearful woman said that a number of reports were made to the police but nothing has been done. Recounting what transpired yesterday, Elliot said that she had just finished having a bath when she heard a ruckus downstairs.
Knowing of the issues that she and her husband have with the assailant, the woman said she ventured outside, only to see Sukram chopping away on her reputed husband. The woman said due to her undressed state she was unable to render any assistance to Scipio.
She said all she could have done upon seeing such a heinous act, was yell, which brought out neighbours who assisted in rushing the injured man to the hospital.
Elliot said that when the dust settled the assailant calmly walked away and hid the cutlass in some nearby bushes. The man even turned up at the hospital for a medical. But his luck ran out as he was promptly detained by police there.
At the hospital, the woman was hysterical and vowed to ensure that her brother, who she describes as a marijuana addict, gets the full force of the law.
She said that her brother has an unfavourable past, ranging from molesting a young girl in the neighbourhood to stabbing a man to death. According to her, he spent very little time in prison since he works for a prominent city attorney, who would normally come to his rescue. She said she is sure that he will be depending on this alliance to bail him out of this latest act.
The woman said that justice must be served and she hopes that her brother who she described as a nuisance to the family is not ‘let off the hook’. In the meantime, Charlston Scipio remains a patient at the Georgetown Hospital.