Police in St. Vincent and Grenadines are investigating the death of a six-month-old boy who is alleged to have died at the hand of an adult female relative, who is said to have a history of mental illness.
The child’s mother found him motionless on the concrete pavement on the ground level of the three- storey apartment building in which they live in Belair.
The child, his mother and the female relative live on the first floor of the building.
A senior police officer told iWitness News that it is alleged that the mother left the child in his room and went to prepare a meal for him.
While in the kitchen, she heard the child scream and when she returned, she did not meet him where she had left him a few minutes earlier.
The other female was also not in her room.
A video circulating on social media shows the child lying motionless on the concrete yard of the house with a woman, who is said to be his mother, screaming inconsolably.
Police are treating the death as a homicide, bringing to 16 the number of homicides in the country this year, including three people shot and killed by police in the line of duty.
This is so sad.Mental health needs to be looked at in StV.They need training and understanding to help these people.
Sorry for your lost she should not getaway with that
And why she is not at a mental institute
This hurts badly, to see this evil happen to an innocent little helpless child. He’s such a beautiful baby. No mother deserves to suffer this kind of hurt.
Praying for their souls 🙏 ❤️
Its a sad out come of this tradegy. Mental illness is real and should not be travialized or scorn as the normal practice in St Vincent. It is nothing to be ashamed of and be treated as required for any medical difficiencies. Stop use the word crazy to descibe it and remove the stigma and the associated shame and scorn. Bipolarsim and schizophrenia are forms of mental iness. Only then we will be able to put mental illness in its proper context.
Hi Mr Chance. Not sure if anyone has contacted you about this story. But the mother was not at home when the baby was thrown down. She was at work. The caretaker it was who went to make a meal for the baby. You can check it out.
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