Indian origin girl raped in Guyana
A 16-yr-old girl of Indian origin was brutally raped and murdered in the Berbice region of eastern Guyana.india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 19:08 IST
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 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 house.
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 per cent of Guyana's population of over 750,000.