A man who was injured Monday at La Tourney, Vieux Fort, during a row over a coconut is in critical condition at St Jude hospital, law enforcement sources have told St Lucia Times.
The victim has been identified as Shem Sanghanoo, 25.
One of the injured man’s relatives told St Lucia Times that according to reports from eyewitnesses, at around noon Monday Sanghanoo had picked some coconuts for his girlfriend’s uncle when another man in the neighbourhood took one of the coconuts without permission.
An argument ensued during which Sanghanoo sustained lacerations to the right side of his neck and his right arm, it is reported.
He was conveyed to St Jude hospital.
Police are reported to have seized the machete that was used in the attack on Sanghanoo and are on the hunt for the suspect.