Man chops off sibling’s hands following row
A drinking spree and subsequent argument led to bloodshed Thursday night, with a man having his two hands severed, reportedly by his younger sibling.
The alleged perpetrator and his mother have since been arrested.
Selvin Bachan, 26, and Selwyn Bachan, 19, live with their 52-year-old mother Kaloutie Bachan and their stepfather known as ‘Gama’, at Clifton Church Street, Tain, Corentyne, Berbice. The brothers are labourers and their mother is a housewife. Their father died six years ago.
According to reports, Selvin Bachan and his stepfather were having a customary drink at their home, and Selwyn Bachan later came over from a neighbour’s yard and joined the duo.
Kaieteur News understands that a quarrel erupted between the brothers and a scuffle ensued. Their mother eventually parted them, but Selwyn reportedly used this opportunity to venture into the house and arm himself with a cutlass. Eyewitnesses say that without warning, the younger sibling fired a chop which severed his brother’s right hand. The wounded man fell to the ground at which time he received another chop to his left arm which was left dangling as a result.
Selvin Bachan was left lying on the ground, bleeding profusely from his wound, as his brother fled the scene. The severely wounded man was picked up in an unconscious condition and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where doctors performed emergency surgery. They were able to reattach part of his left arm
Selwyn Bachan was arrested yesterday morning in the vicinity of his home. The men’s mother was also taken into custody after she allegedly gave investigators several different accounts of what transpired. She reportedly said that thieves had entered the home and gravely injured her son. The two are currently in custody at the Whim Police Station.
Selvin Bachan who remains warded in the New Amsterdam Hospital reportedly told relatives that he doesn’t want anything to come out of the story. The heavily sedated man also told relatives that he does not want his brother to go to jail, because he does not have a wife or any kids. He said he is an invalid now and his brother will have to look after him.
Investigations are continuing and charges are likely shortly.