Teens missing after scolded by teacher for skipping school


By Royan Abrams

Two 15-year-old females are reported missing after they left school on Thursday, January 26, 2017, to attend a lesson but never turned up at the lesson or returned home.

The teens have been identified as Rachel Clifford of Fort Ordinance, East Canje, Berbice and Kumarie Devi Ramroop of Gangaram, East Canje, Berbice.

News Room understands that both teens left their home as per normal on Thursday to attend the Berbice Educational Institute (BEI), however, after leaving school to attend a lesson at another location, they went missing.

According to information received from a relative of Rachel Clifford, she was made to understand that on Tuesday last the two young ladies who are best friends left home to attend school but never showed up for classes. However, they both returned home at about 17:00 hours on the said day.

Additionally, the News Room was told that teachers at BEI was made aware of the situation and confronted the 15-year-olds requesting contact numbers for their parents to ensure that they were aware of the teens skipping school.

The numbers provided by the girls connected to two males who they are reported to have shared relationships with. Both men answered the calls made to their phones pretending to be the teenage girls’ fathers but never met with the teachers.

The News Room was told that the girls were seen on Thursday with one of the males in Canefield, East Canje, Berbice. He has since been arrested but is denying having played a role in the disappearance of the teens.

Clifford’s mother, Sandra Shivrattan travelled from United States today (Saturday, January 28, 2017) to locate her daughter who was living with her grandmother in Guyana. Shivrattan is pleading for her daughter’s safe return.

Meanwhile, Ramroop’s parents has declined to speak with members of the media about the teen’s disappearance. News Room was told that Ramproop had ran away from home before.

Investigations are ongoing.

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