police are still looking for clues, but have so far made no
breakthroughs, this newspaper understands.
octogenarian, who has been living at the home for the last ten
years, appeared to have been sexually violated early Tuesday
morning, and was left bleeding on her bed after the intruder
discovery was made around 7:30 hrs, after a garbage collector
who had gone to the home to empty garbage bins got no response
to several calls he had made at the door. Fearing her to be dead
in the house, the sanitation worker alerted the clients at
another building in the yard.
opening up the building and entering her room, the woman’s
colleagues found her prostrate on her bed and bleeding. They
quickly alerted one of the members of the Committee of
Management, whom they said immediately contacted the police who
accompanied him to the scene of the crime.
ambulance was summoned and the victim rushed to the Georgetown
Public Hospital where she remains warded. Meanwhile, other
clients at the home remain baffled as to how the man entered the
building since there were no signs of forced entry, and the
windows are all grilled with steel bars. Some persons surmised
he may have entered unnoticed when the victim went outside to
hang clothes in the yard as she normally did.
the women have expressed disgust and outrage at a report
appearing in another section of the media, misquoting them as
were “angered by the fact that having reported the incident
since mid-morning, the police, up to 16:30 hrs. yesterday
[Tuesday], had failed to visit the scene.”
that the report is grossly inaccurate and a distortion of the
facts, the women said that the police responded promptly. Within
minutes of receiving the report they had visited the scene, in
the company of the management official, and by midday had made a
second visit to the home.
women are calling for a retraction of the statement.
July 09, 2009