In two days time, an employee attached to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will know his fate when his case where he is being accused of attempting to murder his wife, is expected to come to an end.
Ganga Persaud of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) is currently on trial before Justice Navindra Singh and a mixed jury for two charges; attempting to murder and felonious wounding.
Persaud, who works at GuySuCo’s Uitvlugt Estate, is facing these charges after it was alleged that he attacked his wife Sumintra Rampersaud in July, 2009, after she was seen conversing with a man whom it is believed she was having an affair with.
According to police reports, Persaud and his wife had been separated for over three months and he assumed that she was involved with a security guard.
It is alleged that on the day in question, Persaud dealt several punches to his wife’s head, and when she fell to the ground, he stripped her of her clothing and used a stick to assault her, piercing her body twice in the process.
However, the man has denied these allegations, saying that he was at a nearby shop when the incident occurred. He claims that during his arrest, officers beat him with a baton to force him into confessing to a crime he did not commit.
Persaud will rest his case on Monday when his sole witness, the shopkeeper, will be presented to testify that he was at the shop when his wife was attacked.
Meanwhile, Justice Singh has indicated that the case will be closed and a verdict is expected to be given on Monday.