Farm EBE fatal accident: Mother of dead child slams Police for tardiness in investigation

More than a month after 12-year-old Varshanie Ramroop was killed by a speeding vehicle at Farm, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), her mother is not pleased with the manner in which the Police are handling the investigations.

Dead: Varshanie Ramroop

On the day of the horrific accident, the now dead child was heading home from lessons.
It was reported that the child had just disembarked a minibus on the southern side of the road and was in the process of crossing the road when she was hit by a motor pick-up (GXX 7522), owned and driven by Benjamin Parks of Windsor Estates, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The child received severe head injuries and was picked up by Police and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Sometime after the accident, the driver of the motor pick-up was charged for driving an uncertified, and an unlicensed motor vehicle. He was fined $10,000 for each charge and was later released on bail.
However, when contacted on Tuesday, the mother of the child, Reshma Ramroop, vented her disappointment with the slothfulness of the Police investigations.
“Nothing is happening so far, every time we call the Police keep saying that the story deh as an inquest and nothing in going on. Other cases after this one is coming up, and other people are getting answers,” the woman said.

Grieving mother Reshma Ramroop

The mother of two said she is uncomfortable knowing that the driver who caused her daughter’s death is on the road and the Police are delaying the case.
“Right now, I feel so frustrated because is so long and nothing in doing. Something has to be done because other cases calling…”, she explained.
She added that since her daughter’s death, the entire family is left traumatised and this is just adding to the injury.
“It is hard. We are still traumatised up to now because it was a shock and nobody didn’t come back to us and didn’t say anything,” the grieving mother said.