18-Y-O chopped after caught stealing ducklings


An 18-year-old teen was chopped by a 52-year-old man after being reportedly caught stealing the man’s ducklings. 

The victim, who has been identified as Chetram Gopaul, also known as “Pops,” was chopped about his body at about 03:40hrs at No. 67 Village, Corentyne Berbice.

Reports are that the suspect went to the Springlands Police Station and reported that “Pops” was caught in his duck pen with five of his ducklings valued at $5000 in a salt bag.

The man told investigators that he then armed himself with a cutlass after he noticed the victim had a knife in his hand.

 The suspect further claimed that “Pops” rushed him with the knife, and he fired several chops towards him, causing him to receive injuries.

 The victim was escorted to the Skeldon Public Hospital, where he was seen, examined, and treated for wounds sustained and transferred to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital. 

 The suspect was arrested and is assisting with the investigations.


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