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Police in St Vincent and the Grenadines are investigating the death of a six-month-old baby, who is alleged to have been thrown out of an apartment building by a relative with a history of mental illness.
The child’s mother found him motionless on the concrete pavement on the ground level of the three- storey apartment building in which they live in Belair, a large fishing village on the Leeward coast.
The child, his mother and the female relative live on the first floor of the building.
A senior police officer told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that the police are probing reports that the child’s mother left him in his room as she went to prepare a meal for him.
While in the kitchen, she heard the child scream and when she returned, she did not meet him where she had left him a few minutes earlier. The other female was also not in her room.
A video circulating on social media shows the child lying motionless on the concrete yard of the house with a woman, who is said to be his mother, screaming inconsolable.
Police are treating the death as a homicide, bringing to 16 the number of murders in the country this year.
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My heart goes out to that mother may you find peace and comfort in the bosom of christ.
This place is always in the news. When it ain’t one things it’s the other.
So very sad. You have gone back to the master without any blemishes.
So so sad
May GOD strengthen this mother.It is such a sad situation.LORD have Mercy.
Such sad news 😢 I pray for.strength for that mother
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