Saturday 11 July, 2020

Sangre Grande doubles vendor hospitalised after brutal attack

Eastern Division police are searching for four suspects who allegedly brutally stabbed a doubles vendor in Sangre Grande.

The incident took place at about 5:00 am on Sunday along the Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande.

The victim has been identified as Avinash Singh.

According to police reports, Singh was selling doubles at his spot along the main road, in the vicinity of the Cunapo Southern Main Road, when four men approached his booth.

At the time, he was tending to other customers.

The men, police were told, began to shout out their orders.

However, Singh opted to continue tending to the persons who were there first.

The suspects, police said, began aggressively confronting Singh, and accused him of ignoring them.

Singh explained that the men would simply have to wait their turn as other persons were there first, and he continued completing his other orders.

However, this enraged the men, who allegedly rushed Singh and began beating him about the body.

One of the men even had a beer bottle in his hand, which he used to hit the doubles vendor on the head.

During the assault, the bottle broke, and the victim even sustained stab injuries.

Persons at the scene attempted to intervene and contacted the police, and the four assailants fled the scene.

When officers arrived, they took the wounded man to the Sangre Grande District Hospital, where he was treated before being transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

He is said to be in a stable condition.

This is the second attack on a doubles vendor within the past few days - on October 10, a doubles vendor was robbed at Massahood Junction, Fyzabad, by two men. Two suspects have since been detained in connection with the crime. 

More on this as it becomes available.


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