Father, son granted bail on wounding charge

first_imgThe father-and-son duo of Kishwar and Thameshwar Chatterpaul found themselves before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on Friday, charged with wounding their in-law.The charge stated that on December 27, 2017 at Lot 5 Eden Street, Tucville, Georgetown, they unlawfully and maliciously wounded Dwayne Hetemeyer.The duo denied the charge, and their defence attorney, Michael Sommersaul, explained that on the day in question, the virtual complainant (VC) and his clients were involved in an argument which escalated into a fight.He contended that Kishwar Chatterpaul is the one who had been injured, and not the Dwayne Hetemeyer.The VC, Hetemeyer, explained to the Court that his is married to Kishwar Chatterpaul’s daughter; and on the day of the incident, he had requested that he accompany her to her parents’ home to pick up some clothing.Upon arrival there, he waited on the road as he was not on speaking terms with her family.He claimed that Kishwar Chatterpaul saw him on the road and attacked him with a chopper, but he managed to disarm the man and subdue him. However, he received a lash to his head, and when he turned around to see who had done it, he noticed his brother-in-law, Thameshwar Chatterpaul, and another person, who both began to assault him.He was rescued by the neighbours and was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for a head injury.Each of the defendants were placed on $100,000 bail, and the case is expected to be recalled on February 9, 2018.last_img read more