On the run for 2 years, man remanded for wounding with intent to disfigure

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After two years on the run, a 20-year-old father of one, Vickraj Bharrat of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara appeared at the Wales Magistrate Court before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool on Thursday where he answered to a felonious wounding charge.

Jamie Narine’s left hand was completely severed

Bharrat denied that on June 6, 2015, at sideline dam, sister’s village, he, in the company of others, unlawfully wounded Jamie Narine with intent to disfigure or disable him.

Narine’s wrist was completely severed during the alleged altercation between the two.

Represented by defence counsel, the accused informed the court that his common law wife is pregnant and a request was made for reasonable bail.

The prosecution however objected to bail on grounds that a warrant was out for his arrest for over two years and that if granted pre-trial liberty, Bharrat would leave the area. As such, Magistrate Liverpool denied the bail application.

INews understands that Bharrat has a history of violent behaviour and was recently accused of chopping another man called “Spragga” to his head at Wales earlier this month.

Reports from persons in the area suggested that after chopping off Narine’s hand in 2015, Bharrat fled and was residing in Berbice. He recently returned to Demerara and was roaming free for the last several months.

He was remanded to prison and he will make his next court appearance at Wales on October 19.

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