Sunday, February 25, 2018

Road rage: Driver jailed for cutlass attack after crash

MASON Rajkumar Mathura has been sentenced on Tuesday to 90 days in prison after he chopped a man in an incident that has been described as road rage.

The victim remains a patient at hospital.

San Fernando Magistrate Alicia Chankar heard that at 3p.m last Sunday, Mathura, 42 of Penal was involved in a road traffic accident along South Trunk Road, La Romaine.

 He went to his car trunk, took out a two and half foot long cutlass and chopped the victim on the left shoulder and chest.

The victim drove to the San Fernando General Hospital where he was treated. He then made a report to constable Ali. While at the police station, Mathura came to the station make a report and the victim identified him to Ali as the person who chopped him.

Mathura was charged with malicious wounding.

Police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said the victim  had since returned to the hospital and was currently a patient.

Attorney Ainsley Lucky said his client had no previous convictions.

Chankar described the incident as road rage and said it could not be tolerated.

She sentenced Mathura to 90 days simple imprisonment.  The father of two was also ordered to compensate the victim in the sum of $5,000. Should this money go unpaid, he will serve six weeks simple imprisonment.