The young girl reportedly complained to her parents about inappropriate sexual advances and touching being made by the Hindu Priest on several occasions over the past months.
A West Demerara Hindu Priest is under investigation for alleged sexual offenses against a child and the 13-year-old girl who filed a complaint against him, has taken her own life.
The Pandit, who is a candidate for the People’s Progressive Party at the upcoming elections was arrested and questioned about the allegations. He has since been released on $150,000 bail as the probe continues.
News Source understands that he is being represented by Attorney Priya Manickchand who has been looking into his welfare with the Police.
The young girl reportedly complained to her parents about inappropriate sexual advances and touching being made by the Hindu Priest on several occasions over the past months when he visited the family’s home.
The parents reported the matter to the Police on the 17th February, triggering the investigation. The pandit was arrested three days later and denied the allegations. Station bail was granted as the Police completed their file to forward it to the DPP.
Police Commander for Region Three, Asst. Commissioner Simon McBean has confirmed the probe.
He said the Police has now found itself also conducting a probe into the child’s death after she took her own life on Saturday.
There are reports that the matter had also been reported to the Ministry of Social Protection and counseling services were being offered to the child.