|Girl, 3, in critical condition after rape |
By Nalinee Seelal Tuesday, July 29 2014
A three-year-old girl, who was raped by a teenaged male relative at her Tamana home last Friday, remained in critical condition at the Paediatric Unit of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex yesterday.
The suspect was in police custody over the weekend and is expected to be charged today with the offence.
According to reports, the girl was with her mother, the 17-year-old male relative and her father at their home in Tamana on Friday afternoon.
At about 2 pm the child was left in the living room watching television while the mother attended to the child’s bedridden father.
The suspect held the child by the hand and led her to the back of the house where he undressed and raped her.
During the act the child began screaming hysterically, alerting her mother who rushed to her assistance. The child told her mother what had happened and a report was made to the Cumuto police station.
A party of officers led by Cpl Jawahir went to the house and detained the teenager. The bleeding child was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where it was determined she had suffered severe damage and lost a lot of blood during the rape. Doctors are working round the clock to stabilise the child and save her life.
Police investigators told Newsday that before charges are laid the suspect is to be interviewed by a child psychologist to determine what led him to commit the act.
The teenager has already confessed to the rape but has refused to tell police officers why he did it.
Yesterday relatives said that the child’s mother remains traumatised and appears severely depressed over the incident. A relative said they are praying for the child’s swift recovery and are puzzled about what caused the teenaged suspect to rape the little girl.