By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Mahdia woman, who claims she was gang raped, has finally broken her silence in condemnation of her attackers and the role members of the Guyana Police Force have played in protecting the alleged perpetrators.
The Amerindian mother of one explained that she was drugged and brutally raped by two popular businessmen in her community on September 27. She claims she knows who they are.
iNews understands that the Police were advised by the Director of Public Prosecutions to institute a charge of assault causing grievous bodily harm to one man and not the charge of rape; something which did not sit well with the alleged rape victim.
In explaining her traumatic ordeal, the woman said that on the night of the incident, she attended a function at Bash Hotel and Pool Bar, where she had a few drinks.
According to the woman, she was in a room, when one of the men entered and forced himself on her. She believes that she was drugged, as she claimed that she fell asleep, only to wake up and find another man having sex with her.
The woman, who is a domestic worker, said she tried to fight off her attackers but could not manage because she felt weak.
“He take off my clothes and started to have sex with me, I told him not to do it but he still keep on doing it”, she said.
She said she was severely bitten by the men. Following the incident, she said she told a co – worker, who took her to the hospital and the police station.
However, they remain disappointed as they allege that both the Police and Doctor in Mahdia seem to have already taken the side of her attackers.
The co-worker who requested to remain anonymous related what transpired with the doctor and the police.
“I believe that the police and the doctor at the Mahdia hospital was bribed because when I took this girl to the hospital, the doctor there asked me if the girl had a shower and I told her that this girl was raped and drugged and she asked me if I know if the girl had a shower and I said yes and she asked me where is the underwear and I said she would have washed it because she had a shower and now she is saying she never do no examination on sexual abuse, just the physical abuse, just the hit and the bite marks.”
The alleged rape victim and her friend were forced to flee their homes in Mahdia after receiving a number of death threats.
They were both brought to Georgetown by President of the Women Miner’s Association, Simona Bromes.
“I know a lot of cases, sometimes people just alleging rape and everybody just jump down at this situation and ready to arrest, ready to tarnish people reputation, the police are so involved, everybody in high authority, this is a rape too and I am looking for that level of attention for the young lady and in this case, this is not a crazy woman, this is a woman with her evidence and this is not a matter that is 10 and 20 years old,” Broomes said.
Broomes is calling on the Police to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter to ensure justice is served.