By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Berbice woman is currently nursing injuries to her head and other parts of the body after the father of her child allegedly dealt her a sound trashing.
According to 24-year-old Tishauna Edwards, she was about to leave home in New Amsterdam Berbice, when then man, who is a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank, accosted her and began to harass her.
The battered woman told iNews that she filed a report at the New Amsterdam Police Station on Friday, June 05 but officers there refused to execute the arrest.
“I just jump in the taxi and he come in behind me, I don’t know where he come from, he just came in the car and I told him to come out but he was not leaving,” said Edwards.
The mother of one detailed that the man dragged her out of the car via her hair and beat her about the body whilst dragging her along the roadway. She said she was rescued by some young men who noticed the ordeal.
However, the story took a surprising twist for the young woman when she went to a nearby police station to report the incident. The officers reportedly refused to arrest the man citing that they are unable to do so because of his army status.
“They told me that they can’t arrest him and hold him for the night because he is a Lieutenant in the Guyana Defence Force. They said they have to get permission from someone,” Edwards explained to iNews.
“I went with my mom and he came after and when the police told him to sit on the bench, he walk out and jump in the car and drove away; they called him back,” she added.
The woman also told iNews that as a result of the incident she was forced to seek refuge away from her residence, since she suspected that the man would make another attempt to harm her.
Edwards explained that she has been separated from the man for some six months now due to his abusive behaviour. The woman is pleading with the relevant authorities to look into her situation with some amount of urgency given the fact that she fears for her life and that of her child.