Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) are trying their best to avoid having to amputate the right arm of 23-year-old Rajesh Mangra, who was brutally attacked and stabbed by two men at Pigeon Island Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara (ECD) two days ago.
At around 17:30 hrs on Monday, Mangra and his wife left their Lot 46 Pigeon Island home to visit his mother who lives in Pigeon Island Squatting Area, when two men, armed with knives and cutlasses approached him and started to attack him.
The father of two was chopped on his neck, both arms and also sustained a stab wound to his abdomen. He is currently hospitalised in the institution’s Male Surgical Ward and doctors are closely monitoring his condition.
Kaieteur News was told that the attack may have stemmed from an argument that Mangra had with a boat captain last Sunday over $25,000 that was owed to him. The injured man’s relatives told police that the same boat captain sent the fishermen to carry out the brutal attack on the father of two.
The boat captain was apprehended by police yesterday but was later released after giving a statement. The two men who are believed to have attacked the fisherman are at large.
Yesterday, when this publication visited the hospital, Mangra was not in a position to speak to the media. His wife, Darshaine Persaud, explained that she and her husband were just a stone’s throw away from her mother-in-law’s house when two men, whom she identified, appeared from nowhere and attacked her husband.
“They just come and started chopping he. He didn’t have anything to defend heself, and they had knives all over dem waist and it look like they were drunk. Some people say it look like they smoke up,” Persaud said, while adding that her birthday was yesterday and she and her husband had made plans to celebrate the occasion.
The woman added that when her husband was attacked he got confused and ran to seek shelter in the nearest house; not knowing it belonged to a relative of one of the attackers.
“He run and jump the fence and run in the house and the man dem run behind he and a while after the two man come out with their bloody knives and walk away.”
According to Persaud, when she ran into the house, she found her husband lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom. “I didn’t know what to do. We called the police, but they come after more than one hour.”
The traumatized woman explained that when she glanced at her husband in the pool of blood, she went “blank” and at one time didn’t know what to do.
“We started to wrap his hand because it was really bad and their (attackers) intention was to kill him because they take a knife and slit his belly.”
Investigations are ongoing
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