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A two-year-old child was burnt on her vagina and back by her mother’s 19-year-old boyfriend, the Guyana Police Force said in a report.
According to the police, the incident occurred in Corentyne, Berbice on Emancipation Day. It is alleged that during a visit to his girlfriend’s home, the 19-year-old suspect became annoyed after learning that the child was urinating and defecating more often than usual.
It was then that he took a cigarette lighter and burn her on her back and vagina causing her to receive injuries.
Upon learning of the incident, the child’s aunt reported the matter to a nearby Police Outpost on August 3, 2021. The child was then escorted to the Port Mourant Public Hospital by police, after the report was filed. She was medically examined by a doctor on duty and was later sent away.
The suspect was arrested and placed into custody assisting with investigation.