The proprietor of Rishma’s Fashion, a clothing store located in the City Mall was last evening admitted to Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) in a critical condition after being chopped several times about her body by a man who attempted to rob her.
According to reports reaching Stabroek News, some time before 5 pm yesterday, 25-year-old Dhanwantie Phulchand was alone in her store when a former employee of hers walked in and demanded cash and items. She refused and the man began chopping her about the body.
When this newspaper visited the City Mall yesterday afternoon, blood was splattered across the floor of the boutique.
Meanwhile, other store owners said that the suspect is a known character and had previously attacked another person at the mall.
Officials at the mall placed paper across the glass to prevent persons from peering into the store, especially the decent-sized crowd which had gathered outside the store.
At the hospital, relatives of the injured woman remained tense and worried as she was being attended by doctors.
“Oh God just spare she life fuh we,” one relative said repeatedly.