Monday 17 June, 2019

Suspect still at large in primary school teacher’s stabbing

Police are still searching for a 26-year-old man who stabbed a school teacher five times with an icepick last week.

The suspect has been on the run since the incident which took place on May 13 at the St Pius Boys RC School in Arouca.

The teacher, 45-year-old Norma Maharaj, was stabbed five times – twice in the back and three times to the chest. Her lungs were punctured in the incident. She received emergency treatment at the Eric Williams Medical Hospital in Mt Hope that day.

Police have been told that the incident has been linked to a land dispute as the suspect’s family occupies land that Maharaj’s family owns in La Pastora, Lopinot.

Maharaj, a mother of two and a grandmother of one, is still at the hospital.

Anyone with information on this incident or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact the Arouca Police Station or provide nformation anonymously through 555 or 800-TIPS.

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