A Princes Town woman is this morning fighting for her life after being chopped in a vicious cutlass attack on Saturday night.
35-year-old Jennifer Rampersad lost her left hand and the fingers on her right hand, and also suffered a wound to the back of her head, when a man entered her bedroom and chopped her about the body.
She remains in a critical condition.
The family was advised to stay away from the Princess Town home as it appears that the attacker had a key for the house.
Her nephew, Adam Soodeen recounted the horrific attack in a report.
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11 year old Standard Five pupil was taken into police custody on drug related charges.
According to reports, he was in the yard of his Bon Air Government Primary School, in Arouca when he was caught by fellow classmates showing off what it appeared to be 23 grams of marijuana and a lighter and two cigarettes.
The other classmate then notified a security guard who later contacted law enforcement officers.
The 11-year-old primary school student was charged with trafficking marijuana last Friday and was granted $20,000, bail when he appeared before Arima Magistrate Indar Jagroo yesterday.
He pleaded not guilty.
The matter was adjourned to May 10 after it was learnt he was preparing for the Secondary Entrance Assessment.
The child was placed in the custody of his father after the court heard he was in his mother’s care when the alleged incident happened.
The magistrate also ordered that a probation officers report be submitted for the next hearing.
Police officers attached to the Southern Divison, engaged in a ‘special exercise’ which started on Wednesday March 2nd and ended on Sunday 6th March, throughout the South Trinidad.
The exercise was spearheaded by Senior Superindent, Hachshaw, which saw the recovery of 34 firearms, 11 rounds of live ammunition, 82 traffic tickets were issued, 84 arrested on warrants, 16 known drug blocks searched and a total of 10 person arrested for narcotics.
There were a total of 98 persons arrested.