Updated: May 27
A man, who is accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a fish vendor, has been remanded for the offence.
Jason Batson was hauled before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, where the charge was read to him.
The charge alleged that on December 17, 2021, at the junction of Garnet and Independence in Albouystown, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Ravindra Lall.
Reports are that the victim and the accused are known to each other. However, on the day in question, the victim was selling fish at the junction of Garnet and Independence, when an argument ensued between them.
Lall then confronted Batson, who in turn armed himself with a knife and a piece of brick.
During the argument, the victim walked away, and Batson used that opportunity to hit the victim with the brick, causing him to fall to the ground.
As a result, Lall hit his nose and mouth, causing two of his teeth to be damaged.
The victim was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was admitted as a patient and later discharged.
On February 8, 2022, police went to Ruimveldt Public Road, where Boston was arrested.
The police prosecutor objected to bail, noting that the incident occurred on December 14th of last year, and the defendant was not caught until this year.
After listening to the facts of the matter, the Chief Magistrate remanded Batson to prison until February 16, 2022.