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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – AFTER a scolding from his mother about his school work, a 15-year-old Freeport schoolboy was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly chopped his mother with a cutlass.
The woman is in critical condition at hospital, being treated for multiple chop wounds to her head, chest and arms.
So severe were some of the wounds, police said, that one of the woman’s arms was almost severed.
Police were called around 7.30 a.m. to the home at Butler Village, Waterloo.
Officers were told that the boy’s father returned from work and asked for his wife.
The father also asked the boy why he was not in school.
The boy did not respond, but sped off on his bicycle.
The father entered the house and found his wife bleeding from multiple chop wounds.
He raised an alarm and paramedics and Freeport police were contacted.
The mother was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.
Officers of the Central Police Division began searching for the boy and found him hiding in the Freeport district.
He was arrested and officials of the Child Protection Unit were expected to assist in the police investigations.