Police Force assures of “thorough investigation” in death of 12-Y-O girl

Varshanie Ramroop
Varshanie Ramroop

A team of police officers led by Deputy Commander of Regional Division Three, Superintendent Boodnarine Persaud on Wednesday met with family members of the young girl who was killed in an accident at Farm, East Bank Essequibo.

Varshanie Ramroop was struck down and killed by a speeding motor pickup at around 15:00hrs on Tuesday as she was crossing the road.

According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force (GPF), a team of police officers met with family members and relatives  and assured them that a “thorough investigation will be done and no stone will be left unturned”.

Ramroop was a student of the Greenwich Park Primary School. She was returning home from lessons when she met her demise.

Reports indicated that the girl had just disembarked a minibus and was in the process of crossing the road when she was struck down by the motor pick-up.

As a result of the collision, she fell onto the road surface where she received severe head injuries.

She was picked up in an unconscious state and escorted by police to Leonora Cottage Hospital where she was seen, examined, and pronounced dead on arrival.

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