Man’s hand severed during Mother’s Day celebration

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 20:00

A Sangre Grande family’s Mother’s Day celebration came to an abrupt end on Saturday night, after a man’s hand was partially severed during a cutlass attack. 

Carl Bassanta, 30, of Mary Street, Sangre Grande, remained warded at Sangre Grande Hospital in stable condition last night nursing chop wounds to both his hands. According to reports, around 8.30 pm on Saturday, Bassanta and a 33-year-old relative were at the celebration when an altercation between both men ensued. A few minutes later, Bassanta, who is employed at the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, left to go use an outdoor toilet. 

While in the toilet, however, the relative he had the altercation with approached him with a cutlass and began firing several chops at Bassanta. Bassanta tried to avoid some of the chops by placing his hands on his face and head, which resulted in both his hands being chopped. 

His left hand severed while his right hand was chopped in several places during the attack. Bassanta ran out of the toilet screaming in pain and collapsed in the yard. Relatives later assisted police in placing Bassanta in a vehicle and he was rushed to Sangre Grande Hospital for treatment.

A relative has been detained and is assisting police with their investigation. 

Detectives Ryan Sookdeo and Aleem Hosein of Sangre Grande CID responded to the incident and Hosein is continuing investigations.

Source: (Ralph Banwarie)