A 27 -year -old man was chopped by a close male relative on Saturday afternoon in Penal. Dead is Paul Mark Teeluck of Lachoos Road, Penal. The incident unravelled at the family’s home. Reports are that the victim’s 71 -year -old mother risked her life to save him, during the attack.
Teeluck was chopped to the chest and abdominal area by the 38- year- old suspect. The elderly woman is said to have suffered a fractured arm when she attempted to relieve her son’s attacker of the cutlass. The suspect is in police custody.
The attack is said to have stemmed from an argument that started while the victim and the suspect were conversing inside the house. The argument escalated and Teeluck and his attacker continued the argument in the yard of the home. Police said the relative walked away and, within seconds, returned with the cutlass and began attacking the victim. A video, which has since gone viral on social media shows Teeluck covered in blood, lying in the yard moments before he died.
One villager said he believed the men may have been intoxicated and the attacker was not in his “right state of mind” when he chopped Teeluck.