By Kristen Macklingam
Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly chopped a baby to her head with a cutlass while having a heated row with her father over a chicken at the Two Friends Village, East Coast Demerara.
The incident is said to have occurred sometime between 15:00hrs and 16:00hrs yesterday when the child’s father, Deon Daly, was approached by the perpetrator commonly called ‘Satan’ by residents of the area.
Reports are that Daly was sitting on one of the steps of his house holding his one-year-old daughter in his arms when he noticed ‘Satan’ on a bicycle armed with a cutlass riding up to him.
‘Satan’ then began an argument with Daly over a chicken and as the verbal fight became heated, he threatened to use his cutlass and chop Daly along with his baby.
INews understands that upon hearing those threats from ‘Satan’ the father quickly tried handing over his daughter to her mother who had rushed to her husband’s side when the argument began.
However, ‘Satan’ managed to arrive close enough to the family and dealt a chop to the one-year-old child’s head as she was being passed from her father to her mother.
According to a police source, Daly tried to shield his baby from further injuries which resulted in ‘Satan’ chopping him on his hand and on-lookers who had gathered when the commotion began managed to stop ‘Satan’ from inflicting more wounds on anyone.
INews was told that a report about the incident was made at the Clonbrook Police Outpost, ECD, and the baby was immediately rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for emergency medical attention.
It is unclear as to the baby’s condition at this point in time.
Commander of ‘C’ Division Marlon Chapman told INews today that the suspect is still at large and is yet to be apprehended by police ranks.
However, he assured that investigators are working assiduously to have the suspect caught.