The 25-year-old mother who made headlines after she allegedly hit her six-year-old daughter in the head with a piece of wood on Friday was slapped with attempted murder.
Dupatie/2009ran of Banana Land Wood, East Canje, Berbice (East Berbice-Corentyne), who was not represented, was not required to plead to the indictable charge that stated she attempted to murder her six-year-old daughter on a Dec. 13, 2020 girl, Shania Ramsarran.
Presenting the State’s case, Police Prosecutor Pravan Sayhu told the court that Oraranran had a history of abusing her daughter and that the child was still traumatized from the recent attempt on her life. She also told the court that the woman had confessed to the crime.
Magistrate Singh, during the proceedings, inquired about the placement of the child from the father, Steve Ramsarran, and was told that she was currently living with an aunt.
Arguing over the denial of bail, Prosecutor Sayhu further noted that the accused could try to interfere with witnesses as they were all neighbors.
“This is an inhuman act; to knock a child unconscious, ”he related and submitted that bail should be refused.
Magistrate Singh, however, released the 25-year-old woman on $ 300,000 bail. As a condition of bail, he was ordered to stay 100 feet away from the child.
The matter has been transferred to Reliance Magistrates’ Court and will continue on January 27.
The child was reported unconscious in a bog area near her home after being reported missing. Meanwhile, the child’s father told the media on Friday that his daughter was recovering. He said a computerized tomography (CT) scan revealed that there was still a fracture that doctors say is likely to exist for the next six weeks.
“They say she will recover very quickly because she is young,” Ramsarran told the media after Friday’s hearing.