Dear Editor,
I WAS appalled, nauseated and disgusted by the reports of a pandit Vikash Ramkisson allegedly sexually assaulting a child. According to the media, a 13-year-old child reported to the police that a pandit operating a Mandir in Region Three had raped her. Sadly, the child died by suicide shortly afterward. One may surmise that she was so traumatized by the ordeal that she took her own life.

Editor, the pandit is on the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)’s List of Candidates for election. The thing that amazes me is the fact that the PPP’s General Secretary, who comments on everything under the sun, has said not a word about the horrible incident. And to add insult to injury, the PPP’s presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, has also remained silent.
Editor, I am distressed and in total disbelief. I simply cannot wrap my mind around the fact that such a horrific incident could occur, and the PPP leadership has said nothing. What is wrong with the PPP?

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Mark DaCosta


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