Police Public Relations Officer Zachary Hippolyte has revealed that the case involving four-year-old Milan Ferdinand who died from alleged child abuse is now with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Hippolyte made this disclosure on Sunday evening’s Police Insight programme aired on MBC.
According to him, the police did what was necessary and required by law and have now submitted the case file to the DPP for further advice and or instructions.
In a press statement issued on Friday by the Royal St. Lucia Police Force, it said that two people were arrested and detained in relation to the death of the four-year-old child.
A post-mortem examination revealed that Milan died as a result of severe brain damage and head injury due to blunt force trauma. Also noted were multiple blunt force traumas all over the body.
The child’s mother has admitted to seeing marks about her child’s body, which led to the conclusion that he was being physically abused by someone at home.
The woman claims she reported the matter to the Human Services Department who did nothing to assist the child. But the department has since responded saying that only one report was made.