NA ven­dor suc­cumbs af­ter beat­ing by hus­band

Stabroek News Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

A fifty-eight-year-old ven­dor died at the Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Hospi­tal last Thurs­day, just days af­ter she was al­legedly beaten by her abu­sive hus­band at New Am­s­ter­dam, Ber­bice.

Dead is Janette Ta­hal, who was a res­i­dent of Smith­field, New Am­s­ter­dam.

The 60-year-old sus­pect, her hus­band, was ar­rested by the po­lice. The High Court on Fri­day granted the po­lice an ex­ten­sion of his de­ten­tion. He is likely to be charged to­mor­row.

The fa­tal beat­ing oc­curred be­tween Sun­day af­ter­noon and Mon­day morn­ing and Ta­hal was sub­se­quently taken to the New Am­s­ter­dam Hospi­tal be­fore be­ing trans­ferred to the Ge­orge­town hospi­tal.

A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion re­vealed that she died as a re­sult of per­fo­ra­tion of the lungs, com­pounded by blunt trauma to the head.

Stabroek News was told that the el­derly cou­ple were in­volved in an ar­gu­ment, dur­ing which the hus­band re­port­edly armed him­self with a piece of wood and dealt Ta­hal sev­eral blows about her body. The man was known to have abused Ta­hal but she never made a re­port to the po­lice.

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