A large crowd on Wednesday afternoon turned out at Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo calling for justice for four-year-old Ramkarran Mohan, who was killed by a female driver, who was yet to be prosecuted.
The grieving family members staged a protest since the female driver who struck down the lad was subsequently released on $20,000 station bail and was yet to
make an appearance before a Magistrate.
The woman is said to be the daughter of a high-ranking official in the justice system. As such, she reportedly claims that she is untouchable. Family members are also claiming that the investigating officer is giving them the royal runaround whenever they attempt to enquire about the case.
As such, the dead child’s mother, father, grandmother and other relatives and friends are calling for justice to be served and vowed to keep on protesting until such time.
Mohan’s grandmother, Bibi Nazoom Khan again sounded her plea for justice, stating that her family has been met with injustice.
“I am calling for justice because this female driver hit my grandson and drag him and she paid no attention or is paying no interest; they did not even come and sympathise with my family. She is even saying that her father works under the president and she is untouchable so we all calling for justice here,” Khan alleged.
The mother of the now dead child is also calling out for justice for her son.
“I need justice; I don’t want any money, she dragged my baby like a dog and if that boy did not run in front of her car, she would’ve never stopped! I just need justice for my son…I need justice!” the mother cried.
The lad, of Lot 1088 Tuschen New Housing Scheme, was returning home in the company of his brother and uncle when he met his demise on Tuesday last.
Reports are that the child and others went to purchase a ball around 11:00h when the accident occurred. After the child was struck, the woman driver, who was allegedly unlicensed, was reportedly unaware that she had hit the lad and stopped several feet away after the child’s uncle ran in front of the vehicle.
The injured child was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, when contacted, D Division (West Demerara) Commander Leslie James related that the case file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.