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Teen, 19, to be tried for five-year-old ‘pelting’ incident
A Gasparillo teenager who allegedly struck a baby with a stone, fracturing her skull five years ago, will have to face a trial in the High Court. Peter Ramjit, 19, was committed yesterday in the San Fernando Assizes. He was placed on $250,000 bail by acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan. The magistrate overruled a no-case submission by his lawyer, Ainsley Lucky.
In upholding the submission of prosecutor Ramdath Phillip, Rambachan said the prosecution had made out “quite an adequate” prima facie case against Ramjit. Ramjit was 14 years old when he allegedly pelted a stone, which struck four-month-old Britney Nanan on the head while she was in a stroller.
The incident took place on April 29, 2007 at Bonne Aventure Road, Gasparillo. Ramjit was arrested and charged by PC Narine Bisnath with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The preliminary inquiry began on May 27. Four prosecution witnesses—the baby’s father Sheldon Nanan, who was standing next to the stroller at the time of the alleged incident; Daryl Laldeo, also known as “Terry”; WPC Chance and PC Bisnath—gave evidence.
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