2 men in hospital after choppings
Police are investigating two chopping incidents in South Trinidad.
Cecil Fraser, 43, was preparing to ring in the new year with the woman he loved, when he was attacked and chopped on the face and head on Monday night.
Fraser, a construction supervisor, was with his girlfriend Sumatie Bhagaloo, when he was attacked around 11.40 p.m.
The incident occurred at Bhagaloo's Teak Drive, Macaulay, Claxton Bay home.
Police said a man, wearing a Rastafarian hairstyle, walked up to the couple and chopped Fraser several times.
He was chopped in the right side of his face, head and arm.
The suspect ran away, police said.
Fraser was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition last evening.
PC Nicholas of the St Margaret's Police Station is continuing investigations.
And Ramnarine Bunsee was liming near his home in Cedros when he was involved in an altercation with another man around 10 p.m.
Police said Bunsee was chopped at the back of the head.
He was taken to the Point Fortin Area Hospital and transferred to San Fernando General Hospital in critical condition.
Police were searching for the suspects in both incidents last evening.
The chopping incidents were among several reports of crimes submitted to Minister of National Security Jack Warner yesterday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mervyn Richardson, reported that there were six incidents, including robbery with violence, robbery with aggravation and larceny in the southern district within the past 24 hours.
The report stated that there were three offences of larceny, and one robbery with violence in Central.
Richardson stated that in the north three persons were arrested by the Inter-Agency Task Force for robbery, two house break ins and larceny in Belmont and one person was arrested for possession of marijuana.
He said two firearms were recovered and two persons are expected to be charged for the offence in the San Juan district.
Police are also investigating a suicide in Guanapo, Arima. Keith Narinesingh, 52, died after ingesting a poisonous substance on Monday night.
Narinesingh, of Carlos Estate, Manuel Congo Road, went to the home of his estranged wife a short distance away around 9.15 p.m. on December 31, last year.
Police said Narinesingh and the woman were involved in an argument and he chopped her on the hand. He then drank from a bottle containing a coloured liquid, police said.
Narinesingh was pronounced dead at the Arima District Hospital.