The body of a 21-month-old child was found in a drain in the Parika Backdam on Friday night after being left there by the teenage mother.
The mother was questioned about the child’s whereabouts on Friday afternoon, but she tried to escape from Police Officers by jumping into a canal.
She was eventually arrested and led the Police to the drain where the child was left alone. The baby was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Police Force has reported that the young mother claimed that she had left the child in the drain to go in search of food because he was hungry.
She remains in Police custody as a murder investigation has been opened.