Girl, 14, dies by suicide after alleged rape; accused remanded


A 14-year-old girl died at the Port Mourant Hospital on Wednesday night days after she was reportedly raped by a hire car driver.

The child had consumed a poisonous substance shortly after claiming she was raped by Ameer Inshanally of Sand Reef, Albion, Berbice.

Inshanally, 30, was arrested on June 6 and appeared at the Reliance Magistrate’s Court on June 15 where he was charged with the rape of a child under the age of 16.

Inshanally appeared before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh and was not required to plea to the indictable charge. He was remanded to prison and will return to court at Albion on July 13, 2022.

The victim had told police from her hospital bed that Inshanally had offered to take her to school and she agreed since she knew him as a hire car driver. She told police that while in the car, Inshanally drove past her school and took her down a dam in Albion on the Corentyne.

She disclosed that he then stopped the car and raped her in the back seat.

After committing the act, he dropped her off at the junction of her street.

The victim told police that after she got home, she spoke with her mother but was too scared to detail what had happened. She said she waited until her mother fell asleep to consume the substance.

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