Police are investigating the death of a 9 month old baby girl who was fed an insecticide by a female relative.
The woman reportedly has confessed, and is in police custody.
According to reports a nurse contacted the police around 3:15 pm yesterday (Wednesday, September 21), after the baby was brought to the Princes Town Health Facility unresponsive.
The police responded and questioned a female relative of the child at the health facility who admitted what she did.
She allegedly told them that she was at her New Grant home with the baby and a 10-year-old boy.
The woman said around 12:20 pm, the baby began to cry uncontrollably, and she became frustrated and fed her Malathion insecticide using a syringe.
Malathion can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea, as well as confusion, blurred vision, sweating, muscle twitching, irregular heartbeat, convulsions, and death.
The woman said she left the baby on a bed, shortly after she found her unresponsive.
The woman called the ambulance which took the baby girl to the health facility. She was then transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where she died around 6:30 pm.
Police recovered a syringe, a baby bottle and a 250 ml bottle with the markings Malathion at the woman’s home.
The female relative is still in police custody.
Officers of the Princes Town Police Station and Homicide Bureau of Investigations Region 3 are investigating.