T & T Guardian – The 26-year-old woman videotaped receiving a severe beating with a steel object in a video which was circulated on social media yesterday has refused to co-operate with police investigating the incident.
Her refusal has caused investigating officers at the Arouca Police Station to consult with their legal team on whether or not the suspect, an Arouca businessman, could be charged with any offence. With her refusal to file a complaint, the victim has left police with a case that may see the perpetrator of the vicious beating walk free, despite at least seven eyewitnesses to the incident.
While the 49-second clip making the rounds on Facebook shows what seems to be a staggering amount of violence meted out to a petite young woman, the beating allegedly did not stop when the clip ended. The footage was recorded on Thursday. According to eyewitnesses, the beating continued for several minutes longer as the woman lay on the floor being kicked in her head, arms and stomach by the man.
The woman, according to eyewitnesses, had arrived at Nella’s Sports Bar on the Arima Old Road at around 1 pm, where she was having drinks with friends. Two hours later, at exactly 3.08 pm according to a time-stamp on security footage, the man, identified as the father of her child, walked into the bar and started the violent beating.
After the incident, the man lifted the young woman by her clothing and pulled her out of the bar. Less than an hour later, he returned and threatened to assault an employee at the bar after she had called him a coward.
See the viral video of the beating below:
OHHHH MY GODDDD but what de hell is this rasta you can't be on that level of lowness dread !!!! how you go push down kick up and beat the woman like a dog. Nahh man we have to find you and put you in JAIL you is de devil worse then demon !!!. anyone with info place come forward and give it to the Police. This is total madness….!
Posted by ENT! BREAKING NEWS on Friday, November 6, 2015