Five masked bandits, three
of them armed with handguns, attacked the Seecharran
family at Mainstay village on the Essequibo Coast
last Monday evening.
Farmer Sew Vishnu
Seecharran said that his little daughter fell asleep
and he carried her upstairs to her bed. Whilst
returning downstairs, at around 21:10hrs, he said
that he was greeted by two of the masked bandits who
demanded money from him. He said that he replied in
the negative. “I don’t have any money,” he
said he told them.
Mr. Seecharan said that one of the bandits hit him
with an iron rod in his head but he maintained that
he did not have any money.
iron rod - Stabroek
But the persistent beating
by the bandits forced him to tell them that there
was money downstairs in a purse. He said the
intruders decided to follow him downstairs where
they were greeted by Mrs. Sooknarine Seecharan.
When she saw the bandits she also told them that she
hadn’t any money. The bandits then turned to her
and started to physically assault her. She received
a lash to the head. The men then relieved Mrs.
Seecharan of her wedding band, bangles and earnings.
son Vashishtha was reportedly shot in the right side
of his chest by one of the masked bandits when he
went to his parents’ assistance.
The young Seecharran is now a patient at the Suddie
In the end, the gunmen reportedly managed to escape
with $200,000 in cash and a cell phone.
The bandits also stole Seecharan’s wallet
containing his driver’s licence, identification
card and some revenue stamps.
Police who subsequently made a thorough raid in that
area after being alerted by public-spirited citizens
about the robbery have arrested three known
The police also indicated that they intend to do
hold an identification parade. One of the bandits
had also left a boot on
Wednesday, February 24, 2010