Death at Ogle Day Care: DPP asks Police to conduct further probe


The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has returned the file to the Police Force advising them to conduct a more thorough investigation into the death of a toddler at the Ogle, East Coast Demerara Day Care.

The News Room was reliably informed that upon completion, the file is to be returned to the DPP Chambers for advice, which will determine the way forward in the matter.

A joint investigation was launched into the incident which claimed the life of seven-month-old Oriya Gravesande on March 21 at the Little Learners Day Care.

The infant died, hours after she was dropped off at the day care by her mother.

An autopsy later determined that haemorrhaging, suffocation and compression to the neck were the causes of death.

During the investigation, the owner of the day care was taken into Police custody but was later released on cash bail.

The News Room understands that the baby girl was found unresponsive at the day care and taken to a health centre where medical professionals attempted to resuscitate her.

The healthcare workers there subsequently called an ambulance from the Georgetown Public Hospital but it seemed too late.

The child was pronounced dead at the city’s main hospital minutes after she was brought in.

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