Guyana – Teenager stabbed 52 times by ex-lover
GEORGETOWN – A teenager is now battling for her life after she was stabbed at least 52 times by a man with whom she shared a common-law relationship for the past six years.
The stabbing incident reportedly occurred in the wee hours of Sunday after a Valentine’s Day party at his sister’s home in West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
Aszeema Ali, 19, of Lot 21 First Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown was due to undergo a surgery on Wednesday at the Woodlands Hospital, Carmichael Street, Georgetown. The suspect, Ryan Singh, went into hiding since the incident.
According to information received, the teenager was at home on Valentine’s evening with nothing to do thus she contacted one of the suspect’s cousins who invited her to a party. At that time she was aware that the party was being held at her former boyfriend’s house. The two reportedly separated a few weeks ago.
The teenager reportedly left her home and went to the party which ended after 02:00h on Sunday morning. After the party, the suspect reportedly lured Ali into his room and forced himself on her, but at that time she told him that the relationship was over and she was seeing someone else.
A brother of the injured woman told the Guyana Times that based on the statement his sister gave the Police the man got angry and dealt her one blow to her face. She reportedly fell to the ground as blood oozed from her nostrils.
As she bled, Singh reportedly pulled out a knife and started to stab her to the body. She managed to raise an alarm and the suspect’s sister came to her rescue. “From what she tell the Police, the sister (Rosie) take she in her room, but Ryan get in the room and continue stabbing she … he stab she to her abdomen, back, chin, face, neck, head and other parts of the body.”
The suspect’s brother-in-law reportedly intervened and shoved him off the teenager. Ali was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital by the suspect’s father who allegedly told nurses that the injured woman was his niece and lodged an undisclosed sum of money for her to be treated. The teenager was left at the medical facility.
The relatives of the injured woman said that they became aware of the stabbing incident at 05:30h on Sunday by a neighbour who advised them to visit the Woodlands Hospital. As they arrived, they realised the extent of injuries the young woman sustained.
The Police were summoned and a statement was taken from the woman who was bleeding about her body. Doctors then confirmed that she was stabbed 52 times. The family of the suspect has since contacted the family of Ali and offered to offset the expenses of the surgery in exchange for criminal charges being dropped against Singh.
However, the family, the brother stated, would not dance to that tune and would pursue the matter to the fullest. The Guyana Times understands that the teenager was 13 when she got into the relationship with the man who was 22 at that time.
The Police have launched a manhunt for the suspect who they believe has been in contact with his family after the stabbing incident.