Nov 05, 2010 News
Wednesday night’s physical assault on security guard, Deonarine Jodha, could have cost him his life. Jodha, 50, was on duty at the Lima Guyana Stores branch office, on the Essequibo Coast, when bandits attacked and severely beat him.
According to manager of the Essequibo outlet, Mohamed Khaleel Ullah, this was the second attempt to rob the store.
According to Ullah’s neighbour, who was alerted to the attack by Jodha’s screams, she noticed two persons. She said that she then turned on the lights to see what exactly was unfolding.
Ullah said after hearing the screams the neighbour who mistook the screams for the sound of her goats, told him that she immediately ventured outside of her house where she later noticed two men attacking Jodha in the guard hut.
Farida Ally, Jodha’s wife, said that her husband sustained injuries to his throat, eye and head and his hand which was punctured. The woman is of the opinion that had it not been for the alertness of the neighbours, her husband could have lost his life. Ally said that Jodha’s condition is serious.
Ullah shared a similar belief. “The attack on Jodha was severe and I firmly believe that the persons who attacked him intended to kill him, but he was spared because the neighbours were indeed alert.” A claw bar and a cutlass were retrieved by the police yesterday morning.
The manger also vented his frustration over the manner of the police investigation. He noted that the police were summoned soon after the attack and have so far failed to take a statement from Jodha,
Ullah said Wednesday night’s attack was the second. On October 24, bandits damaged one of the locks to the store room aback of the building.
Recently, fisherman Deomanram Naitram was attacked by six pirates at sea. The men stole fuel, fish glue, two gold rings and a cell phone belonging to one of his two workers who were at the time with him. A church was also burglarized on Saturday night last.
According to a member of the church the burglars gained entry through the ceiling and stole a circuit breaker, the amplifier and the music mixer.
And recently thieves broke into the Danielstown Post office and the lock to the safe was damaged.
Police have so far made no arrest.
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