An individual living in the NHDC flats in Bambous is being actively sought by members of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in Bambous on a charge of murder. The victim, Jiovanny Gertry, aged 30, was taken to Victoria Hospital, Candos, in the late afternoon of Monday 27 November, when he was able to tell his brother the name of his alleged assailant. Jiovanny Gertry succumbed to his injuries in the early hours of Friday 1 December in an intensive care unit where he had been on artificial respiration since the attack. It was a dispute over a motorbike helmet that turned into a bloody brawl.
It was his brother Jerry Gertry, aged 30 and living in the NHDC flats in Bamboullah, Bambous, who works as a foreman for a company, who reported his brother’s attack to the Bambous police station shortly after 10 pm on the evening of Monday 27 November. The victim, who was living with his partner, was a JCB operator. He was the father of two young children.
In his statement, he explained that at around 4.30pm on the same day, he was at home when his brother Giovannie Gertry, who lives in the same area, arrived. He was walking awkwardly with his right hand holding his right side. He had to tell him that he had been attacked by a man living in the neighbourhood known as Dylan.
The victim was immediately taken to Candos hospital. After receiving treatment in the emergency department, he underwent surgery before being placed in a ward in the intensive care unit where he was placed on artificial respiration. His condition was judged to be critical.
The autopsy performed on Giovanny Gertry’s body on Friday morning, December 1, at the mortuary of the Dr Jeetoo Hospital by Dr Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, head of the police forensic department, attributed his death to septicaemia following a perforation of the liver.
Giovanny Gertry’s funeral is scheduled for this Saturday morning, December 2, at 10.30am. After the funeral ceremony at the church of Saint Sauveur, Bambous, he will be buried in the parish cemetery.