By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The usually quiet community of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo was thrown in a state of shock this morning, when three persons were found dead;hacked to death allegedly by a jealous man who is on the run.
Dead are: Bibi Zalima Khan, 55 years; her grand – daughter Ashley Boodhoo, 9 years; and upholsterer Floyd Drakes, 30 years, all of Tuschen New Housing Scheme.
In a critical condition is Geeta Boodhoo, 30 years, who managed to escape to a neighbour’s house when her reputed husband, Joshua Franklin broke into her Phase Two, Tuschen wooden house and proceeded to chop her mother [Bibi], his stepdaughter [Ashley] and Drakes, whom she allegedly shared an intimate relationship with.
The incident reportedly occurred at 12:30 hrs this morning (Thursday, December 18); however, residents told iNews that Drakes’ body was found several hours after the incident behind a toilet in the yard.
Boodhoo is a mother of six and iNews understands that her other children, who were in the house at the time managed to escape and were found by a Police Patrol, walking in the community.
Residents told iNews that the two [Franklin and Boodhoo] shared an abusive relationship and Franklin was recently released from police custody. Franklin, an employee of GuySuCo, was instructed to stay away from Boodhoo and the family.
However, he clearly found this hard to do, when news reached him that his reputed wife moved on with someone else. Residents recalled hearing screams coming from the house, but did not take it seriously since they are accustomed to the couple fighting constantly.
When iNews arrived at the scene, the bodies were already removed and police had left the scene without cordoning off the area.