PME result suggests 8-year-old was strangled to death

The 8-year-old boy whose body was discovered in a shallow marsh in Sophia on Tuesday evening died from asphyxiation due to compression to the neck.
Police force press officer, Superintendent, Jairam Ramlakhan in a released statement said that the Post Mortem Examination (PME) which was conducted on Friday by Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh, listed the child’s cause of death as “Asphyxiation due to Bronchoaspiration and compounded by compression injuries to the neck.”
Inews had previously reported that the lifeless body of Isiah Smartt of Sophia was discovered some distance away from his home, face down in a shallow, watery ditch.
The discovery was made by his relative who noticed the blue raincoat he was last seen wearing in the bushes.
Smartt’s mother had told police that she last saw her son on Monday as he was playing. However, after he “disappeared ” she thought nothing of it since he would often go to his father’s home, which is in the same village, without telling anyone.
Thus far, the police have no one in custody but investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi)


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