Mother pleads for her “saviour” to be released after chopping incident

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Mother pleads for her “saviour” to be released after chopping incident

A mother is pleading to the police to release her daughter who rescued her from an abusive incident by chopping off the hand of the abuser.

The 20-year-old woman is in custody at the Gasparillo police station and faces charges ranging from committing grievous bodily harm to attempted murder.

The 58-year-old mother told the media on Saturday that she would have been dead had it not been for her daughter who had also been abused by the same man.

The elder woman criticized the police for failing to respond in the past when they man abused them but noted the haste with which her daughter was arrested after taking action on her own.

According to a police report, when the young woman saw the man beating the woman with an iron chair at the back of her home, she shouted at him to stop, but he continued.

She reportedly went into the house, grabbed a cutlass and ran back outside.

When she returned, the woman was lying on the ground, bleeding from her head and she again shouted for him to stop.

The man however turned to hit the young woman with the chair and she swung the cutlass several times, completely severing his left wrist and chopping him twice on his right hand.

He was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital, where he remains warded.

The elder woman was taken to the Princes Town District Health Facility where she was treated for lacerations to her head and eyes, and bruising.

The 20 year old was arrested and is still in police custody.