A chopping incident involving the use of a cutlass in Dudmar, St. David on Monday night has left a man nursing wounds at the St. George’s General hospital.
The victim, Aaron Samuel, a father of four, sustained chop wounds to different parts of his body as a result of an altercation with another resident of the village.
Information reaching THE NEW TODAY newspaper is that Samuel pushed the man suspected of inflicting the wounds on him as his assailant reportedly pushed him back in the confrontation.
A source said that the man went away for a short period before returning with a cutlass and used it to inflict some chop wounds to the body of Samuel.
Police have detained a young man from the village who is assisting them in their investigations.
There are reports that the man who chopped Samuel was first attacked by him and suffered either a stab wound or chop in the area of his neck.
Reports suggest that he was brought to the hospital for treatment to the wound but was not admitted as a patient.
However, Samuel is said to be warded in stable condition at the hospital.
The two persons involved in the chopping incident are ex-convicts from the Richmond Hill Prison.
The use of cutlass to inflict serious wounds on persons has become an increasing trend in the country.