Infant beating death unsolved
Susan Mohammed email@example.com
TWO year-old Kimora Roopnarine of Chaguanas died after a beating more than a week ago, but her killer remains free as police are yet to make an arrest in the case.
A police investigator said yesterday that at least a dozen people have been interviewed in the murder investigation but the case remains open.
Most of the persons interviewed are little Kimora’s relatives, neighbours and care givers at a day care centre she attended. Some have given written statements to police.
A senior police officer said: “It is a work in progress. We know it is a case that has touched a lot of people because it involved a child. But there were a lot of persons who had opportunities to inflict the injuries, who may be responsible. We are looking at the case from all angles.”
Little Kimora, of Phyllis Lane, Enterprise, died on September 16 from a beating in which she suffered two broken ribs and blunt force trauma to her chest.
She was pronounced dead at the Chaguanas District Health Facility where she was taken by a 24-year-old male relative. He told medical personnel she was gasping for breath.
The child’s 23-year-old mother was also interviewed by investigators.
Police said Kimora was dropped off at a day care centre, near her family’s home, around 10 a.m. on Monday. She was picked up by the male relative that afternoon.