UPDATE: Man hacks wife, 2-year-old son to death – mother critical


– brother, stepfather escapes early-morning murder rampage

Pandemonium broke lose early this morning when a construction worker allegedly hacked his wife and two-year-old son to death with a cutlass. His mother also received several chop wounds about the body and while previous reports had suggested that she had succumbed to her wounds, INews was reliably informed by a hospital source that the woman is still alive but in a critical condition at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.

The scene of the gruesome murders
The scene of the gruesome murders

The tragic and gruesome murders took place around 04:30hrs at Lot 57 Back-Best/Crane Village, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

INews visited the scene this morning and was told that the 28-year-old alleged killer and his wife and son lived in a humble abode  behind another building occupied by his mother, step-father and younger brother.

The alleged killer Suresh Ganesh a.k.a “Battery” and “Tarzan” had called out to his mother requesting that she give him some tea and bread to eat. This was around 4:30 hrs this morning.

The house where the suspect hacked his wife and 3-year-old son to death
The house where the suspect hacked his wife and 3-year-old son to death

The suspect’s step-father, Ronald Williams,  stated that his now dead wife took some bread over to give Suresh to eat while he (Williams) was in the kitchen making tea for the young man to drink.

Williams  explained that while he was in the kitchen he heard his wife screaming and he rushed out to ascertain what was transpiring. It was then he witnessed Ganesh chopping his mother.

According to him, in the chaos and confusion of trying to assist the injured woman, Ganesh managed to escape and it was not until moments after that realization dawned upon him that the young man had also killed his wife, Vanessa, and their two-year-old son, Samuel, in the house located a short distance behind the one occupied by his mother and step-father.

The distraught man said that one chop wound that the two-year-old boy sustained caused his stomach to split and the organs ‘fell out’.

houseHe further stated that Ganesh chopped off a piece of his wife’s right hand and he rushed her to the nearby hospital in the village for emergency medical treatment. He was of the view that his wife had also succumbed, but INews managed to ascertain that the woman  is in fact very much alive and undergoing surgery at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.

Ganesh’s brother, Ramesh, also told INews that the alleged killer was “running” him out of the house, threatening to chop him as well, but he managed to escape the clutches of his brother and rushed to safety.

INews understands that the suspect has been captured, but this information cannot be confirmed at this point in time.  Investigations into the matter continue. (Kristen Macklingam)



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