Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly chopped a baby to her head during a heated argument with her father over a stolen fowl at Two Friends Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The incident occurred sometime between 15:00h and 16:00h on Wednesday when the child’s father, Deon Daly was approached by the perpetrator commonly called ‘Satan’.
Reports are that Daly was sitting on the stairs of his home holding his one-year-old daughter when he noticed ‘Satan’ on a bicycle armed with a cutlass riding up to him.
An argument ensued over a stolen fowl and “Satan” threatened to chop Daly along with his baby.
Guyana Times was told 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 chop the child’s head as she was being passed from father to mother.
According to a police source Daly tried to shield his baby from further injuries which resulted in him being chopped on his hand. On-lookers who had gathered when the commotion began managed to prevent ‘Satan’ inflicting more wounds on anyone else.
A report was made at the Clonbrook Police Outpost, ECD, and the baby was immediately rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
It is unclear as to the baby’s condition at this point in time.
Commander of C Division Marlon Chapman stated that the suspect is yet to be apprehended by police.
However he assured that investigators are working assiduously to have the suspect caught.