13-year-old lass beaten unconscious by brother

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly beat his 13-year-old sister unconscious in an incident that occurred at about 06:30h on Wednesday in the Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) village of Arau, a Wenamu riverine community.
According to Police, the teen, a student of Arau Village, was walking heading home when her 25-year-old brother, who was armed with a piece of wood, attacked and
dealt her several lashes to her back, head and face, causing her to collapse unconscious on the ground.
Public-spirited persons rushed to her assistance and escorted her to the Arau Village Health Post. However, because she had sustained serious injuries, she has been referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for further medical attention.
Police have said that the attacker, who reputedly has a mental disorder, was arrested by the chairman of the Arau Community Policing Group (CPG) and escorted to the Kaikan Police Station, where he has been placed into custody as investigations continue.