A pregnant woman was brutally chopped several times to her head and other parts of her body on Thursday morning, allegedly by her reputed husband, who then set their home on fire.
The woman is said to have had her arm amputated between Thursday (yesterday) and today (Friday) after several of her fingers became severed in the process of her husband firing chops about her body.
Reports are that the heinous act took place around 09:00h on the day in question at the couple’s home in the Lower Pomeroon, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).
The suspect, allegedly set the house ablaze, after inflicting the severe wounds on his wife.
However, HGP Nightly News understands that persons in the area rushed to the scene and assisted the badly injured woman to obtain medical treatment.
According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the woman is “hospitalized in a serious condition while the perpetrator is currently in custody.”
The matter is being treated as an attempt to murder as investigations continue.