The matter involving a four-year-old child who was allegedly physically abused by his stepmother in Grand Ravine, Dennery is now being investigated by the police.
Police Public Relations Officer Zachary Hippolyte told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) this morning that the police is actively pursing this matter.
Hippolyte could not say whether criminal charges will be laid against the stepmother, but said the police are now gathering evidence as part of the investigations.
A police official had told SNO on Wednesday night that the matter was transferred to Social Services.
Meanwhile, the child’s mother told SNO that her son is still in a bad shape at the hospital. The woman could not say however, where exactly the child sustained injuries.
The woman claimed that both the Social Services Department and the police were dealing with the matter.
The father was also questioned in the matter.