Man chops mother of two, then commits suicide

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Amrita Singh 

Moments after chopping the mother of his two children, Mahendra Persaud of Five Door Sluice, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara (EBD) committed suicide.

The incident occurred on Monday evening.

Amrita Singh, 35, also called “Asha” is now nursing chops to her hands, back and chest which were inflicted by Persaud, who has been her partner for some ten years.

At the time of the incident, Singh and her two children, ages 10 and 14, were at home.

The injured woman, who was discharged from the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, told INews on Tuesday that Persaud had returned home on Monday evening from Essequibo Coast where he had gone to visit his siblings.

Upon returning home, he started an argument and attempted to get her and the children to drink carbon tablets.

After she refused, he grabbed a machete and started to chop her about the body.

She managed to fight him off and ordered the children to escape.

The woman then managed overpowered the man and ran out of the house.

“I run to a neighbour house and they saved me…after I start to bleed, they called a car and carry me to the hospital… at that time too, I see my children were safe so I jumped in the car and went,” the injured woman stated.

It was only this morning that she received the news that her partner was discovered dead in an apparent suicide.

Investigations are ongoing.