One-year-old Raheem Fung of Circuitville, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, who was on life support at the Georgetown Public Hospital, being treated for severe head injuries, succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
It was reported that the child was admitted to the medical institution after suffering from multiple head injuries. A 28-year-old babysitter of Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway is being detained for questioning.
The sitter is the niece of the baby’s father, Kevin Fung. However, the baby reportedly sustained the injuries between July 1 and September 15 at Yarrowkabra while in the care of the babysitter.
It was reported that the baby was left in care of the woman from Mondays to Saturdays due to the hectic work schedule of both parents.
However, during the month of August, the babysitter contacted the baby’s mother and informed her that the child had fallen and hit his head.
As such, he was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital with a swollen forehead. He was treated and sent away in a healthy condition, after which he remained in the care and custody of the 28-year-old woman.
Nevertheless, on September 15, at about 19:30h, the babysitter again contacted the baby’s mother, this time informing her that Raheem had seizure and lost consciousness.
He was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre by his mother but was transferred to GPHC where he was subsequently admitted as a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on a life-support machine with multiple head injuries.
Investigations are ongoing.