Man dies after niece throws hot water on him
Three weeks after being burnt by his niece, 56-year-old Hilbert Scott of Lot 38 Half Mile Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) succumbed to his injured while receiving medical attention at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) on Monday.The man was burnt by his niece with whom he lived after she threw a pot of hot water on him on June 16, 2018. He was treated on the same day and sent away, but was readmitted to the medical facility on June 21, 2018 after complaining of feeling unwell.Based on reports received, on June 16, 2018, the now dead man told his mentally ill 42-year-old niece that the smoke emanating from her coal pot was affecting him.The man and the woman reportedly lived under the same roof but in different apartments. Nevertheless, as Scott spoke with the woman, she became annoyed and retaliated by throwing a pot of hot water on him. He immediately went to the Wismar Police Station where he lodged an official complaint and was subsequently escorted to the LHC where he was treated and sent away.However, the woman later turned up at the Police station claiming that the security guard had cuffed her to the mouth and that is what caused her to retaliate and throw the hot water on him. The woman, whose name was given as Frances Harlequin, was sent to be medically examined but never returned.She was however arrested the following day (June 17, 2018) but after spending two days in the lock-ups, she was released on self-bail to appear in court on June 25.On June 21, Guyana Times was told the injured man complained of feeling unwell and as such, he was taken to the hospital where he was admitted with an infection.On June 25, 2018, the woman was charged for causing grievous bodily harm with intent to maim or disfigure (in absentia). The matter was called before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court. An arrest warrant has since been issued for her arrest.Meanwhile, Scott’s condition worsened and he later passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of the LHC on July 2. A post-mortem examination performed on the deceased proved he died as a result of Generalise Sepsis, more commonly referred to as “septic”.The suspect remains on the run but she is known to be roaming the streets.