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girl raped and murdered in Guyana.
Indian origin girl raped, killed in Guyana
PORT OF SPAIN, June 9 2006
A 16-year-old girl of Indian origin was brutally raped
and murdered in the Berbice region of eastern Guyana.
According to media reports here, the 16-year-old girl
had gone over to an elderly person's home on Wednesday
to sleep when the incident took place.
The victim, who was a student of Berbice Educational
Institute in Corentyne, acted as a night companion for
the elderly woman who lived just two houses down from
her own house and was sleeping when she was attacked.
The reports said the attackers raped her before slashing
her throat. The elderly woman, also of Indian origin,
was found bound with wires and gagged. The killers then
took her downstairs where they locked her in a room.
It was also reported that nothing was stolen from the
The victim had been writing her Caribbean Secondary
Examination Certificate examination this year.
There has been growing concern over rise in crime in
several Caribbean countries, and people of Indian origin
have often been targets. Indo-Guyanese comprise 50 percent
of Guyana's population of over 750,000.
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