People in abusive relationships, whether physical or emotional, have been urged by opposition leader, Doctor Gale Rigobert, to seek help.
Rigobert , the MP for Micoud North, spoke after news today of the death of 20 year old, Jennifer Edwin of Dugard, Micoud.
At about 9:35 p.m. Edwin was discovered unconscious on the ground in Dugard, Micoud.
Edwin’s Sister in Law, Kesha Neptune, reported hearing a quarrel between the deceased and her boyfriend.
She said the quarrel was over some ”telephone business”.
Neptune said she heard Edwin saying: ”Drop my neck! Drop my neck!”
She said about ten minutes later the boyfriend appeared and told that her sister in law was dead.
“I just hold her hand and she saying drop me drop me. As soon as I drop her she just go down and I see the girl die on the ground,” Neptune quoted the boyfriend as telling her.
It is reported that the couple had constant quarrels.
Doctor Gale Rigobert told reporters that to wake up to such horrendous news was very disconcerting.
“I really do hope that other persons who perhaps finds themselves in similar situations seek help before it becomes deadly or before it is too late,” Rigobert asserted.
The Micoud North MP appealed to young men and women who find themselves in situations where there is physical or emotional abuse to seek help.
Rigobert also spoke of the importance of public education, saying there is no telling how many lives can be saved if people are sensitized to what measures they can take within the ambit of the law and leverage help, to deal with abusive relationships.
Kerwin Edwin, the brother of the deceased, described his sister as a “really quiet girl”, who was never someone in problems.
A post mortem has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 05, 2016.