Verulam Township is amazed at the circumstances surrounding the death of a six-month-old baby who was found lifeless in his bed Monday morning after allegedly strangling it to death by a mosquito net.
Verulam Police are still investigating the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the death of Luke Barry Groom. Provincial SAPS spokesman Cpt Nqobile Gwala said, “The curtain that was used to protect the baby from mosquito bites was wrapped around his face and body. An investigation report is being investigated. ”
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RUSA boss Prem Balram said that police arrived at the crime scene in Everest Heights, Verulam, after 10:49 a.m. “The father told officers he was asleep and when he came back to check on the baby he found the clear curtain around the child’s neck,” he said.
At the time of the incident, Luke’s mother was at work. Extended family members have asked for further investigation on suspicion of the child’s premature death.
The premature death of the child, born on May 22, has sparked shock waves in the community, particularly as the country watches the 16-day activism campaign that ends Thursday.
The boisterous deaths of women and children remain of paramount importance in the country.
Durban and Coast Mental Health Social Worker and Phoenix Network Forum Chair Sharleen Pillay expressed grief over the loss of the child. She explained that adults must always be careful to review their mental wellbeing, how they feel and others, and how they deal with the pressures of life.
“Adults are currently overwhelmed with providing the necessities for their families and they are losing focus on the emotional stability that they must bring to their families,” she said.
She urged community members to ensure that children are well supervised by responsible adults and that parents should abstain from alcohol and substance use in order to effectively supervise children during the Christmas season.
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She also noted that responsible citizens must remain the watchdogs of women, children and the weak in society.
Pillay also urged people in difficulty to acknowledge when they need additional psychological well-being support and that they should strengthen their support systems.
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