Four year old
vanishes from parentís home
former lover being questioned
four year old Varsha Singh
The search continues for four-year-old Varsha Singh
who mysteriously vanished from her parentsí home in
the wee hours of Monday morning last.
Police have detained a male friend of the childís
mother who they believe could provide vital clues to
The childís mother recently severed her relationship
with the man and had returned to live with her husband
over the weekend.
It is believed that her male friend may have something
to do with the childís disappearance since the
childís brother reportedly saw him in the familyís
Leonora house early Monday morning.
Kaieteur News understands that the missing childís
mother, Parbattie Motieram, was living with the man at
Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara. After
encountering problems in the relationship, she decided
to reunite with her husband at Leonora.
This angered her former lover who reportedly issued
several threats to get her to reconsider her decision
to leave him.
The woman told a Probation Officer that the child, a
student of Exeís Nursery School, was given a cup of
water before she retired to bed around 23:00 hours on
Motieram said that she awoke about 05:00 hours on
Monday and discovered the child missing.
She raised an alarm after she realized that an inner
door to the entrance of the house was open.
Neighbours and relatives launched a search but the
child was not found.
The matter was reported to the police and this
newspaper understands that the childís parents, her
mother Parbattie Motieram and father Surujpaul Singh,
were detained, questioned and released on Wednesday.
Motieramís lover was subsequently detained after
police received information that the missing childís
six-year-old brother had seen him when he intruded the
property early Monday morning.
Several other persons were questioned but up to
yesterday, the police had no definitive clue on the
Relatives said that they do not believe that any harm
has been done to the child but they are convinced that
she is being held against her will.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts could contact
Friday, August 14,