The Grenada National Coalition on the Rights of the Child (GNCRC) is concerned about the recent reports that Britney Baptiste, a 15-year-old resident of St Paul’s, St George, was found dead following a search mounted for her when she did not return home from visiting a family member. We condemn such acts of violence against our girls and children. This is unacceptable behaviour by members of the same society to each other.
According to the information released, the 15-year-old was reported missing on the same day her body was found, after she failed to return home following a visit to her sister on Saturday, 19 March 2016.
According to the Police, the autopsy report stated that the 15-year-old died from strangulation.
We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and offer our prayers for strength and support in this time of your loss.
We call on all Grenadians to resist violence as a means to resolving disputes and differences.
We all do have a responsibility as a society to protect our children from all forms of abuse and violence.
We can all work together to put an end to these violence and crimes by educating ourselves regarding our rights and responsibilities as citizens of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
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