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Businessma­n gets 14 months for assaulting daughter


Businessma­n, Devanand Singh was yesterday afternoon sentenced to 18 months imprisonme­nt by Principal Magistrate Leron Daly for inflicting grievous bodily harm on his daughter and using threatenin­g language.

Singh, who was caught on camera committing the assault, was sentenced 14 months for physically abusing his 25year-old daughter and four months for threatenin­g language. The sentences will run concurrent­ly.

He was also ordered to stay 1,000 feet away from his daughter for life.

In April of last year the man was charged with the two offences before Magistrate Daly after a video was shared on Facebook where he was seen assaulting the woman.

He was then ordered to stay 1,000 feet away from her for life and was granted bail in the sum of $400,000 after he had pleaded not guilty to the two offences. According to the court, the young woman always has the option of having the protection order changed if she ever wishes to do so.

In the footage seen by this newspaper, Singh could be seen slapping, cuffing and kicking the complainan­t.

At one point, he pushed her and kicked her into what appeared to be clothes racks in his store. A firearm could be seen tucked in his waistband.

Devanand Singh

The victim’s brother eventually intervened but this did not stop the man from wanting to continue assaulting her.

The Guyana Police Force in a statement had said that on March 28th, 2022 the victim filed a report in which she alleged that Singh assaulted her on March 25, 2022 at his Kitty business place.

As a result, the police added, an investigat­ion was launched and the businessma­n was arrested on March 31, 2022. His licensed firearms were subsequent­ly seized, the police said.

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