(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A Chaguanas woman on the run from police for a month after she allegedly poured hot water on her ex-husband’s girlfriend has surrendered herself to police.
The 38-year-old woman walked into the Chaguanas police station with her attorney Fareed Ali and gave herself up on Thursday night.
Police have detained her for the offence of causing grievous bodily harm to the 30-year-old woman, a sales representative of Green Dot T&T Limited.
The man at the centre of the love triangle is a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.
Both women live at Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas.
The attorney for the 38-year-old ex-wife claimed both women became aware of each other after the mistress confronted the ex-wife about her refusal to leave the marital home.
Ali claimed that the ex-wife found herself the subject of threatening phone calls and obscene messages and made reports at the Cunupia and Chaguanas Police Stations in March and May.
The incident was featured on the police program “Beyond the Tape” with appeals for the ex-wife to make herself available to the police.
Police said that the man and his ex-wife separated nine months ago and he entered into a new relationship with the 30-year-old woman.
The ex-wife was allowed by her father in law to stay in the house where she had lived during the marriage until she found a new place to live, police said.
On May 12 the girlfriend went to the home and confronted the ex-wife at the front gate.
The two women got into an argument, which escalated into a physical fight.
The coast guard and neighbours tried to intervene between the two women and appealed to the girlfriend to leave but she did not.
The ex-wife ran into the kitchen and where there was hot water and allegedly poured on the girlfriend during the fight.
The ex-wife left the house before police officers responded.
The girlfriend was taken to hospital where she was treated and warded for burns to her chest.
She was discharged a week later.
WPC Joseph of Chaguanas CID is continuing investigations.