Trinidad: Tunapuna Man Charged With Beating Woman With Fan

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – Tunapuna resident Vijay Saith was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 when he appeared before Magistrate Nalini Singh at the Tunapuna Magistrates’ First Court via virtual hearing on Monday.

Saith pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was granted own bail.

The charge stem from an incident on March 4 where the female victim was at the home of the accused when they got into an argument.

The victim claimed the accused became enraged, grabbed her by her upper torso and threw her on a bed. He then picked up a fan and began hitting her on the head and upper body.

During the attack, the fan broke and Saith is said to have taken the steel pole and continued to hit the victim about her body, causing injury.

A report was made to the Tunapuna Police Station on March 7 and the victim was referred to the Gender Base Violence Unit at the Maloney Police Station.

Investigations into the incident were spearheaded by Head of the Gender Base Violence Unit W/Supt (Ag.) Claire Guy-Alleyne and supervised by Insp (Ag.) Stanley and W/CPL Edwards. Charges were laid by PC Quan.

Saith was charged on for the offence on September 6.

The matter was postponed to November 18, 2020.