Mother charged with attempted murder of 6-y-o, placed on $300,000 bail


The mother who beat her daughter and subsequently dumped her in a swamp on December 13, 2020 was charged with attempted murder and placed on $300,000 bail.

Twenty-five-year-old Drupattie Balkarran called “Natasha”, of Goed Bananen Land, East Canje appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court on Friday where the charge of intent to commit murder was read.

Police Prosecutor Pravan Sayhu in his objection to bail stated that the child is still traumatized and the accused may want to tamper with witnesses and that she also confessed. Additionally he told the court the Police is ready to go-ahead with the matter.

The area where little Shania was found

Meanwhile, Magistrate Singh ordered that Balkarran stay one hundred feet from the child and to have no contact with her. She was subsequently granted bail in the sum of $300,000 bail.

The matter was transferred to Reliance Magistrate’s Court for disclosure on January 27.

Little Shania with her father, Steve Ramsarran

Meanwhile, the father of the child Steve Ramsarran who was present at court said his daughter is recovering but remains in a traumatized state. He noted a second CT scan was done recently which shows she still has a fractured skull.

The little girl, 6-year-old Jenita Ramsarran, known as “Shania”, was found battered and covered in mud in a swamp by her grandfather on December 13. The child was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital in an unconscious state.

Three days later she finally regained consciousness and was removed from the ICU.

The mother had told detectives that she dealt the child several blows with a piece of wood, rendering her unconscious. The mother had said that she struck the child to the back of her head because she continued to “run around” after being told not to. The girl immediately collapsed after being hit with the wood by her mother.

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