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(SNO) — A woman, who claimed that her sister’s husband assaulted her and has threatened to kill her family on numerous occasions, has expressed disappointment by the way the matter was handled by the police.
The woman, who preferred to remain anonymous, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO), that on January 17, her sister was assaulted by her own husband.
She said she went to the Gros Islet Poly Clinic to see a doctor after reporting the situation to the Gros Islet Police Station.
“After seeing the doctor, she went to the station to give a statement as requested by an officer,” the woman stated.
She further alleged that while giving a statement on the incident, a police officer told the assaulted woman that “she can handle this”.
“No advice was given to her to pursue it as a court matter,” the woman said. “They will only issue him a warning, as they told her if she goes to court she will only receive medical compensation.”
The woman said she was shocked by this.
“Where are the assault charges?” she queried. “This man has threatened to kill my family on numerous occasions.”
The woman told SNO that she felt the situation could have been handled better and the wrong advice was given.
She is now seeking advice from the public on the matter.
“I would like to receive more advice from the public on what we can actually do to get him locked up,” she stated.