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Mother arrested for attempted murder of 9yo daughter

July 10, 2024

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Police have arrested a woman who had attempted to kill her nine-year-old daughter and herself after her boyfriend said he wanted to end the relationship.

Police said that the unidentified woman of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo had attempted to commit the crime after the boyfriend called them “wastes” and said he was ending the relationship.

The police said that on Sunday, July 7, after the man left the house, the woman called her daughter and told her that her father was already dead and her stepfather did not want them, before she wounded the girl.

“She then allegedly took a ‘chopper’ and chopped her daughter in her left arm in an attempt to kill her, but the child managed to escape and was rescued by a neighbour who took her to the Leonora Cottage Hospital,” police said.

Police said that the child, whose father died about four years ago, was seen and examined by a doctor who listed her condition as stable. She was later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where she was admitted as a patient.

Police said the mother of the child was contacted at her home by investigators and was discovered with chop wound to her left arm.

“She told investigators that she chopped herself,” police said, adding that she was arrested and escorted to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, where she was treated and discharged.

She was taken to the Leonora Police Station, where she is assisting the police in the investigations.

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