Electrical engineer assaulted for honking horn at men


An electrical engineer was on Saturday assaulted by four men after he honked his car horn at them along First Street, No 77 Village Housing Scheme, Corentyne, Berbice.

The injured man has been identified as 37-year-old Hemchand Gokel of No 77 Village.

According to information received, the now injured man was driving along a street in his village at about 20:30h when he came across a group of four men standing in the middle of the road.

In an effort to have the men clear the roadway, Gokel honked his horn at them.

He, however, noted that this attempt proved futile.

He subsequently drove at a slower pace and managed to pass them.

However, Gokel told the Police that after he passed the men, one of them threw an object at his car and as such, he exited to scan for damages. It was at that time, the men armed themselves with pieces of wood and attacked him.

Gokel was dealt several blows about his body. He, however, managed to enter his car and drive away. The injured man was subsequently taken to the Skeldon Hospital by his relatives where he was admitted. A Police report was made and an investigation was launched.

On Saturday, it was also reported that a group of men attacked a construction worker at the Fuel Care Gas Station, Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), after he honked his horn at them to clear the roadway.

The attackers were reportedly consuming alcohol at the time and became enraged at the man’s action and in response, they broke the car’s windows.

This led to a scuffle among the driver of the car and his attackers. In retaliation, the men armed themselves with knives and a cutlass in an effort to maim or disfigure the driver but upon seeing this, he ran to the Den Amstel Police Station, leaving his car behind.

A report was made and quick action by the Police led to the arrest of the suspects. The men are expected to make their court appearance soon.