Cane cutter chops off ex-wife’s arm in brutal attack


A mother of three is in a serious condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital after she was brutally chopped on Sunday evening by the father of her children at Quamina Road, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara. One of the hands of the woman whose name was only given as Alana was severed while her body also sustained several chops wounds.

Based on reports, the woman and the suspect, Warren Dennis, a cane cutter were separated for quite sometime but although she is living home with someone else, she would normally visit his home.

One of such regular visits was on Sunday evening. During the visit, the couple were engaged in a heated argument during which screams were heard emanating from the man’s house.

As persons in the area rushed to the house, Dennis made good his escape in a nearby cane field carrying a cutlass in his hands. The woman was found lying in a pool of blood with one of her hands close by.

She was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was admitted in a serious state. Persons in the area were heard murmuring that the suspect had threatened to kill the woman on several occasions. At one time, he had already tied a rope in his house and attempted to hang her.

The situation got worst when she moved out of the house to live with someone else but although she is aware of the man’s temperament, she would visit his house and assist with his chores.

It is not clear what started the argument on Sunday evening but the two were seen very cozy prior to the chopping incident.

The police have launched a manhunt for the suspect. Earlier in the year, a Beterverwagting man had set his house on fire killing his reputed wife and his 3-year-old daughter. He also perished in that fire. (Bhisham Mohamed)


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