West Dem brawl leaves man injured

first_img– residents call for justiceOne man is left nursing two chop wounds to his left arm after a brawl on West Coast Demerara last week.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, at around 22:00h on Thursday, the injured man, reported only as “Rawle” of Old Road, De Kenderen, WCD and another identified as “Richie” were involved in a heated argument.The argument escalated and a scuffle ensued, and later that night, Richie allegedly dealt Rawle one chop with a cutlass to his left hand.The injured man was taken to the hospital where he was treated and sent away.The drama continued the following morning, when Rawle confronted Richie and was dealt another chop to the already injured hand; he was again treated at the hospital and sent away.Reports were then made to the Leonora Police Station.After being discharged from the hospital on Friday, Rawle, though injured, took it upon himself to mete out justice and allegedly damaged a car belonging to his adversary.Eyewitnesses say that Rawle gained access to the vehicle by breaking the window and then ransacked the inside of the vehicle.Reports were again made to the Police and Rawle was taken into custody.Villagers are enraged over the entire incident and are calling for justice to be served, and for both persons to be charged.Residents explained that Rawle has been convicted on a number of occasions for petty crimes. They claim that because of this, even after he was chopped, he has been arrested and the perpetrator was not.One resident, Roycelyn Alleyne told this publication that Richie is well known and popular with the Police.“He got ties to the Police so when he did what he did, they did not arrested him but as soon as Rawle retaliated, he was arrested, that is unfair” the vexed woman opined.The villagers are calling on the relevant authorities to look into the matter.last_img read more