Holidaying Trini assaults Guyanese wife
- ordered to get counseling
A Trinidadian man vacationing here with his children and Guyanese wife was yesterday ordered by Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry to seek professional counseling after he pleaded guilty to assaulting his partner over another man.
The jealous husband, Ramlall Bachan, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after his wife Salini Boodhoo of Howes Street, Charlestown, reported to the police station that the man had cuffed her in the chest.
The charge against Ramlall stated that on July 23, while himself and wife were at the Central Immigration Office, Bachan unlawfully assaulted Boodhoo. The accused admitted his guilt to the court.
The court prosecutor said that the victim and the defendant are living in Trinidad, but are currently on vacation in Guyana. She said that the defendant is always in the habit of abusing his wife. She continued that on the day in question, the couple had gone to the Immigration Office. The husband, while the wife was waiting inside the building went in to her, and told her that one Robin was waiting outside for her. The prosecutor said Bachan became annoyed and dealt his wife one cuff to her chest.
The matter was later reported to the police station and Bachan was arrested.
Bachan accepted the information which the police read and told the court that he is a Trinidadian vacationing with his wife and children. The man said he and his wife went to the immigration office and they ended up in a “li’l argument”, he said “I really didn’t cuff her, I shoved her and I’m really sorry.”
Bachan who said he is retired and is a pensioner, reiterated his sorrow for what had transpired, he also promised that it would never happen again.
The court was told, after requesting the information, that the couple is scheduled to return to Trinidad late next month. The matter was later put down so a probation officer could be contacted, as the court opted to use its discretion and have professional help available to the couple.
The couple was then asked to give the undertaking that they would seek professional help, despite the wife saying that she wished not to give evidence against her husband. The husband was subsequently released on self bail. They will return to court on July 30 for a report on the abuse matter.