A 16-year-old girl left her Ste Madeleine home on Valentines Day last Friday but never returned. Her family is now seeking the assistance of the public in locating her.
Zekerla Parbhoo, a form five student of San Fernando East Secondary School left home on Friday stating she would return shortly. When she did not come back, her relatives got worried. They began to search the village but still could not find her.
Relatives said someone last saw her in Port-of-Spain in the company of two men.
Parbhoo’s sister, Alisha Patterson, said that family members have been crying since her sister’s disappearance. She said that her sister is a baby and is incapable of making adult decisions.
She said, “We don’t know if these men came for her near to home and took her away. We don’t know how she reached in Port-of-Spain but we do know she is with these adult men. My sister does have no money so there is no way she could have reached that area without any money, so I believe they may have tricked her somehow and took her away.”
Her sister is pleading with anyone who saw her to return her to them, as she said she has been monitoring the number of missing teenagers in the country. “Please, please if anyone sees her anywhere please call the nearest police station. She is just a child, she said.
Parbhoo is preparing to complete the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations in in May.