By Omar Bah
Tragedy struck the quaint new settlement of Daru Busumbala, West Coast Region, Saturday when a man named as Korka Barry allegedly beat his daughter leading to her death.
According to sources in the village, Korka administered corporal punishment to her daughter Mariama and she collapsed. The distraught father then rushed her to nearby Latriya health post where she was referred to Sukuta and then Banjul.
“We learnt of her death late Saturday night and Korka himself has been taken away by the police,” a village source told this paper.
The dead girl’s mother has been identified as Isatou Jallow.
Contacted for confirmation and details of the story, the new police PRO said he was not aware of the story but would find out.
However he was unavailable until the time we went to press.