A man who was chopped in Vieux Fort on Monday around noon during a dispute over a coconut is currently in stable condition, according to medical sources.
The victim, identified as Sham Sanghanoo, 27, a resident of La Tourney, Vieux Fort, is currently a patient at St. Jude Hospital.
Reports are that Sanghanoo accused a man from his community of stealing one of his coconuts.
Sanghanoo was wounded during an ensuing argument. The suspect then fled the scene.
Medical sources said Sanghanoo sustained a severe wound to his arm and lost a lot of blood.
Sanghanoo was admitted in critical condition but his condition has been stabilised, the sources said.
It is not yet known if police has captured the suspect.