Soesdyke man seeks justice after being disfigured
… claims police reluctant to prosecute matter
A man who received 72 stitches to the face after being attacked with a beer bottle at the East Bank/ Soesdyke/Linden Highway Junction, last Tuesday, is seeking justice. The man feels there is a plot to cover up the story, since the perpetrator’s wife who was also at the scene is a policewoman.
The victim, 27-year-old Suehit Gajroop of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, is calling on the Commissioner of Police to intervene and to assign independent police officers to investigate the circumstances of the situation.
Reports reveal that Suehit was attacked at a popular shop named “Patsy shop” located at the junction of the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. He was representing his brother who was being assaulted by a policeman.
The policeman was reportedly taunting the lad’s inability to be as normal as everyone else. The policeman then threw a portion of beer on the young man for his own amusement.
Reports further disclosed that the lad’s brother, Suehit Gajroop, intervened and asked the police officer if he was not supposed to set an example. This infuriated the policeman who assaulted the lad before leaving the scene.
However, according to police reports, Suehit Gajroop was the attacker, and is supposed to be charged later this week; despite his severely damaged face.
The attacker was identified as “Ramo” who reprimanded Suehit for challenging the police.
“I ask the police if is because them is police they could attack people and treat them anyhow,” Suehit Gajroop lamented. “The police then jump in his vehicle and go his way, and Ramo ask me if I don’t know police don’t get wrong!”
The man explained that “Ramo” who is the spouse of a policewoman became annoyed and a scuffle ensued between the two.
He said that the suspect’s wife who is a policewoman then visited the scene a short while later and was enquiring what the issue was.
“When I was about to explain it to the policewoman, Ramo then lash me with a bottle behind my head and stab me up in my face with the broken bottle,” the man in pain lamented.
The victim’s father, Dhanraj Gajroop said that after hearing of the incident he rushed his son to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
The following day the matter was reported to the Timehri Police Station. Gajroop’s father said that he obtained a medical certificate for his son and took it to the police station. However, the police were reportedly reluctant to take the incident seriously.
Efforts to make contact with the Timehri Police Station failed.