Girlfriend of raped prisoner to spend 2 years in jail after stealing TV to bail him

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The injured Colwyn Harding.
The injured Colwyn Harding.

[www.inewsguyana.com]The girlfriend of Colwyn Anthony Harding was sentenced to two years imprisonment for selling her grandmother’s television set; the money for which she used to post bail for Harding, according to Leader of the Alliance for Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan.

Harding is the young man who was brutally assaulted by a Police Constable of the Timehri Police. The Police Constable, identified as Singh, is accused of inserting a condom laden baton into Harding’s anus, damaging his intestines.

Both Harding and his girlfriend were arrested by the said policeman and his colleagues on November 15, 2013.

At a press conference on Wednesday, January 15, Ramjattan explained to reporters that after Harding was placed on $50,000 bail, his girlfriend sold her grandmother’s television set so that she could post bail for the young man.

However, the young woman was arrested for the offence and according to Ramjattan, she was sentenced to two years imprisonment at the New Amsterdam Prison, after she pleaded guilty to the charge.

The AFC Leader believes that a level of unfairness was meted out to the woman and expressed his shock at what he says is the barbarity of the rogue elements of the Police Force.

L - R: AFC Executive Member, Beverly Alert; AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan and Cathy Hughes. [iNews' Photo]
L – R: AFC Executive Member, Beverly Alert; AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan and Cathy Hughes. [iNews’ Photo]
“She pleaded guilty to stealing grandma’s television and she has now been sentenced to two years and sent to the New Amsterdam Prison. The necessitous nature of the circumstances forced her to do that; it could have forced you to do that. This could have been our son or our daughter, doing this thing and here it is two years jail,” Ramjattan told reporters.

He added, “We are suffering so much at the hands of the police and look what has happened. She has gotten two years jail and that animal that has stuck that up the anus, he is on house arrest. It is not fair at all.”

Constable Singh is currently under close arrest as the Police Office for Professional Responsibility is investigating the incident.

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