Forty three – year – old Marketing Executive of Channel 2, Linda Bhagwandas of 16 David Rose Street, South Ruimveldt Georgetown, was not required to plead to the offence which alleged that on November 10 at her home she unlawfully and maliciously wounded Renata Ifill.
Meanwhile, 29 – year – old Ifill who also resides at Lot 16 David Rose Street, South Ruimveldt Georgetown, and her 20 – year – old sister Pepita Drakes of Essequibo Coast, pleaded not guilty to separate charges which alleged that on the same day at Georgetown, they unlawfully assaulted Bhagwandas.
Ifill is an employee of Eye Care Guyana and Drakes is a Teacher at Annai Secondary School.
Prosecutor Dinero Jones told the court that on the day in question the parties had a misunderstanding, when Bhagwandas took a pot that was being used to cook rice at the time and threw it at Ifill.
She suffered first and second degree burns to her hand. Jones said that the matter was reported, but after the incident Bhagwandas made a report that Ifill and her sister (Drakes) attacked her first.
Attorney-at-Law Trotman who represented Bhagwandas requested bail for her client stating that she suffers from chronic Epilepsy and had no antecedent.
The Prosecutor did not object to bail but requested that conditions be applied.
Ifill and Drakes were granted $5,000 bail each and Bhagwandas was ordered to post $50,000 surety.
They were all bonded to be on good behavior until November 26 when they will make their next court appearance.