Man on the run for allegedly poisoning girlfriend’s children


Three children, ages two, four and nine are currently in a stable condition at the New Amsterdam Hospital after they fell sick from alleged poisoning.

A New Amsterdam man is on the run after he allegedly provided his girlfriend’s three children with a soda that contained a poisonous substance to drink yesterday (Wednesday, May 10, 2017).

The three children which are students of the New Amsterdam Primary School, Savannah Park Nursery School and a 2-year-old resides at Angoy’s Avenue in New Amsterdam.

According to information reaching the News Room at about 12:30 hours on Wednesday, the mother of the three children, 29-year-old Sabana Leacock visited the Criminal Investigations Department (C.I.D) of ‘B’ Division where she reported that she and her boyfriend whose name was given as Rafeek Rambarran had a heated argument earlier in the day.

Sabana related that as a result of the argument, she took her three children to her mother, Isbells Leacock who was at the Amerindian Hostel in New Amsterdam and left.

News Room understands that moments later, Rambarran visited the children and provided them with a bottle of “Icee drink” which they shared among themselves. However, minutes later the grandmother noticed the three children were frothing from their mouth and alerted other occupants of the hostel who made effort to call the police.

Efforts were also made to transport the three children to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital to seek medical attention. While at the hospital the three kids were examined by a doctor on duty and treated for poisoning. They were admitted for observation and is said to be in a stable condition.

However, the police in B Division are still making effort to have the suspect arrested.

Investigations are ongoing.

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