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Mahaica brothers on bail over cutlass attack on fisherman

Four brothers from Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), have been released on bail after they were charged with felonious wounding over a cutlass attack on a fisherman.
The siblings: 29-year-old Omesh Persaud, 26-year-old Avidesh Persaud, Yogeshwar Persaud, 21, and 18-year-old Adesh Persaud, all of Lot 14 David Rose Housing Scheme, Mahaica, ECD, appeared on Friday at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts.
The joint charge alleges that on September 4, they unlawfully and maliciously wounded Sushil Nagasar, 35, with intent to maim, disfigure, or cause him actual bodily harm.
After the allegation was read to them by Magistrate Alisha George, they all entered pleas of not guilty and were released. Omesh, Avidesh, and Yogeshwar were each ordered to post bail in the sum of $250,000 while Adesh was granted $100,000 bail.
The matter was adjourned to November 28.
Police stated that the fisherman of Mosquito Hall, Unity, ECD, reported that he was attacked at a Chinese restaurant at Unity Village, ECD, on Monday evening by four brothers who rushed into the restaurant, all armed with cutlasses, and broadsided him several times about his body.
He received wounds to his toes and hands and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted as a patient in a stable condition. Police said two of the brothers were arrested the next day while hiding in a septic tank. According to the Police, their mother tried to mislead the ranks, informing them that her sons were not at home. (G1)