Relatives of 4-year-old accident victim protest release of errant driver
By Leroy Smith
On Thursday (March 23, 2017), residents of Tuschen on the East Bank of Essequibo held a protest against the release of a female driver who caused the death of a four-year-old ten days ago.
Four-year-old Ramkaran Mohan of Lot 1088 Tuschen New Housing Scheme, was killed in front of his home when a private hire car driven by a female struck him down and dragged him several feet from the point of impact.
The toddler’s mother, Anna Persaud told the News Room that they are upset that the woman who struck down her son has not been charged, but rather placed on just $20,000 station bail.
The residents are contending that the woman’s bail might have been influenced by a senior Police Officer whom she is related to, in order to secure her pre-trial liberty.
It should be noted, however, that the file in relation to the matter is still at the Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) Chamber awaiting legal advice. This is according to a police source. It was noted too that the woman had to be placed on bail since her 72 hours detention period would have expired.
The residents on Thursday gathered at the home where the child once lived and then made their way over to the nursery school which he attended.
The family are vowing take whatever actions are necessary to ensure that justice is served.