Updated: May 27, 2022
Anthony Persaud, who admitted to stabbing another man to the abdomen with a pair of scissors, was today sentenced to six years imprisonment.
Persaud was on trial before Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court.
During his arraignment last month, he pleaded guilty to wounding Navindra Budhu on March 22, 2016, with the intent to murder him.
Reports are that at about 18:00h on the day in question, Budhu was walking on the University of Guyana (UG) Access Road at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, when Persaud, who was on a bicycle, rode up beside him and attempted to push his hand inside Budhu’s pocket.
Budhu reportedly punched Persaud in the face, resulting in Persaud losing two of his teeth and bleeding profusely. In retaliation, Persaud whipped out a pair of scissors from the waist of his pants and stabbed Budhu about his body.
The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) by public-spirited citizens, while other persons detained Persaud until the Police arrived at the scene.
Budhu’s medical report revealed that he was stabbed six times about his body. He also had to undergo surgery on his abdomen and one of his legs.
Attorney-at-Law Teriq Mohammed represented Persaud while State Prosecutor Simran Gajraj presented the prosecution’s case.