SENIOR Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday August 23, 2019, sentenced a labourer to six months’ imprisonment for unlawfully wounding a man and remanded him for escaping from police custody, while in custody for a criminal offence.
Noel Seerathan appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the charges when they were read to him.
Particulars of the first charge stated that, on July 8, 2019, at East La Penitence squatting area, he unlawfully wounded Devon Alphonso.
The second charge stated that, on July 8, 2019, at East La Penitence police station, he escaped from police custody, while in custody for a criminal offence.
Police prosecutor told the court that, on the day in question, Seerathan and Devon’s brother had an argument. Devon on seeing that decided to defend his brother.
Seerathan armed himself with a knife and ‘slashed’ Devon to the head. Devon was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he received stitches to the right front part of his head.
Magistrate Daly, after listening to the prosecutor, sentenced Seerathan to six months’ imprisonment on the unlawful wounding charge and remanded him on the escaping from police custody charge and adjourned the matter until September 27, 2019.