Six months jail for chopping his mother


AN alcoholic son, who unlawfully wounded his mother when she took from him, money he had stolen, was sentenced to six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful wounding, before Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo, in the Reliance Court, East Canje.
Reports stated that Latchman Ragbeer was in a habit of abusing his mother, Pulmattee, whenever he drank.
Police Corporal Orin Joseph, prosecuting, said, on June 15 last, the virtual complainant was at her Rose Hall home when her son came in and asked for money he had in his pants pocket.
He became annoyed, armed himself with a cutlass and dealt his elderly mother a chop on her forehead.
She sought medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital.