A three-year-old girl is in critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex after she was raped at her parents’ home in Guaico, Tamana, allegedly by a 17-year-old boy.
According to police, the incident took place at about 2 p.m. on Friday.
The toddler was reportedly left in the living room of the home watching television as the child’s mother went to tend to her husband, who police said was bed- ridden.
Police said while the woman was in the bedroom, she heard screaming from the back of the home.
The mother rushed out to investigate the source of the noise and she found the toddler lying on the ground, naked and bleeding from her vagina.
The three-year-old was then rushed to the Arima District Medical Hospital before she was transferred to the Sciences Complex where she reportedly remained in a critical condition up to yesterday.
The police were notified and a party of officers led by Cpl Jawahir, who were conducting police exercises in the district, responded.
The teenager was arrested and up to late yesterday was said to be in the custody of Cumuto Police.