Shock waves were sent through the community of Number 77 Village, Corentyne, Berbice on Tuesday evening after a heated argument between a couple escalated into an irate husband hacked his wife to death in full view of their children.
Dead is Indrawattie Saumur, 39, also called “Sharda” of Number 77 Housing Scheme, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
Reports are that the now dead woman, a domestic worker, had an argument with her 30-year-old husband who is unemployed.
Neighbours told Guyana Times that they were alerted by screams and saw the woman covered in blood being chased around the yard as her husband, who repeatedly chopped her.
This newspaper was told that the woman collapsed after receiving several chops and died in the yard.
According to neighbours, as the irate man chopped his wife, their helpless 13 and 17-year-old children were heard shouting at their father to stop.
This publication was also told that one of the children ran out of the yard screaming, “Daddy deh chopping Mummy and she aint moving.”
The first to arrive at the scene was Saumur’s sister Oma who said that she found her sister’s lifeless body in the yard.
She said that the Police arrived moments after and arrested the suspect.
Meanwhile, this newspaper was told that the couple had been together for some 10 years during which time the husband did not work. Neighbours said it was an abusive relationship, with the suspect constantly accusing his wife of infidelity.