Family members of 4-year-old Ramkarran Mohan of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), who lost his life after being struck down by an errant driver some five months ago, have said they are yet to receive justice. His grandmother, Bibi Nazmoon Khan, claims the family is currently being “pushed around” by the Police Commander at the Leonora Police Station and by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The woman is alleging that on a weekly basis she is contacted by the Police Commander, who continuously explains to her that he is yet to receive a response from the DPP, Shalimar Ali-Hack. She revealed that she was advised by the Commander to visit the DPP, which she and other family members did.
“He tell we to go to the DPP, and we went there and they give us a form to fill out. The form was a complaint letter, and they tell we to bring it back,” Khan stated.
The letter was reportedly completed by the family’s legal counsel and submitted to the office of the DPP.
However, on the second visit to the office, the family was reportedly instructed to report to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, which received a file with instructions that they select a coroner to launch a further probe into the matter.
However, there has since been no word to the family as to the course of the investigation, or whether that coroner was selected.
As such, Khan is calling for the matter to be further publicised, for fear that there will be no justice for her grandson.
The dissatisfied woman revealed that the driver whose vehicle had killed Mohan was last month involved in another accident, this time involving a minibus.
Khan said, “Everybody telling me that I will not get justice. I don’t know where to turn to and what to do, because I see like everybody against us. It’s been five months, we need the public to see what’s going on”.
Mohan, called “Ram”, of Lot 1088 Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), died at the West Demerara Regional Hospital after he was struck by, and dragged under, a moving car, a short distance from his house.
On the day of the accident, the child was struck down walking with his uncle and brother after purchasing a ball.
Reports are that the driver continued driving after hitting the child, and it was only after the teenaged uncle of the boy ran in front of her vehicle that she stopped.
The child was picked up and rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. A post-mortem conducted on his body revealed that the child’s death was as a result of a fractured skull and brain damage.
Following his demise, the female driver, whose father is reportedly a member of the Presidential Guards, was released on self-bail, and has since been seen in the area.
The family had launched a protest, calling for justice to be served for Mohan, but they are still awaiting such.