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A West Canefield, East Canje Berbice girl, 17, was reportedly abducted by her 21-year-old boyfriend after she refused to delete her Facebook account.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, said the alleged abduction took place between June 17 and June 19 at West Canefield, East Canje.
Initial investigation has revealed that the victim and the suspect have been in a relation for approximately one year and would normally visit each other’s homes.
On June 17, the suspect visited the victim’s home, and an argument started over the victim being on social media. “The suspect asked the victim to delete her Facebook page and the victim refused. The suspect then took away the victim’s cellular phone, broke it and threw it over a nearby fence. He then started to physically abuse her and took a knife from his bag and placed it to her neck while ordering her to exit her yard,” the police detailed.
Fearful for her life, the victim complied. “They joined a hire car but the victim alleges that all her silent signals to the driver went unheeded,” the police said.
It is alleged that the suspect then took her to his home and placed her in a room of the lower flat of the building. The victim further alleged that while being held against her will she was left naked in a locked room. “All her pleas and attempts to leave were met with threats of force,” the police said.
About 07:10hrs on June 19, after hearing voices in the yard, the victim managed to open the door. She ran out the room screaming for help. Upon realizing that the teen had escaped, the suspect who was in the company of others, made good his escape.
The matter was reported to the police and the suspect is now arrested and in custody pending investigations.