Mother confesses to brutalising daughter, 6

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Following intense interrogation by police detectives in ‘B’ Division, the mother of the six-year-old girl, who was found in an unconscious state and covered in mud on Sunday, has confessed that she dealt the child several blows with a piece of wood, rendering her unconscious.

Investigators had recovered a piece of wood from the scene where the girl was found and suspect it is the wood used in the commission of the crime, which took place close to her Goed Bananen Land, East Canje house.

The child sustained a fractured skull, among other injuries, and remains in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

According to a reliable source, the mother told detectives that she struck the child to the back of her head because she continued to “run around” after being told not to.

The mother related she was taking the child for a walk when the incident occurred. The girl immediately collapsed after being hit with the wood by her mother.

The News Room understands that the mother, who immediately succumbed to fear, left the child in an unconscious state and went back home. Police said the girl also had injuries to her face.

The 25-year-old woman reportedly told investigators that she thought the child was dead.

The child was found when the grandfather, who did not notice her around the yard, raised an alarm.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the child’s parents are separated and her father was granted visitation rights every Sunday.

It is alleged that the father contacted the mother at around 08:00h and made arrangements to collect the child. According to the mother, she prepared the child for her father to pick her up and left her in the yard playing.

When the father arrived, the child was nowhere to be found. The family formed a search party and the child was found by her grandfather at around 14:00h submerged in a swampy area, covered in mud, and was laying on her side with her thumb in her mouth.

She was found approximately 500ft away from where she lived.

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