A-15-month old baby girl was raped and beaten to death on Wednesday in Trinidad, allegedly by a 17-year-old relative.

Baby, Raquel George was found bruised and bleeding by her mother at the family home in Palo Seco.

The child’s mother, 44-year-old Sharlene George, a police officer at the Environmental Management Authority in Chaguanas, found the child lifeless when she returned from work on Wednesday night.

According to the Trinidad Express, police said when she questioned the teen relative he did not respond but walked out of the house.

The child was taken to the Siparia Health Centre where doctors fought to save her life. However she was pronounced dead at 11:18pm.

Officers of the Santa Flora Police Station detained the teenager yesterday.

An autopsy performed yesterday found that the child died of blunt force trauma to the head. Her hymen was ruptured, and bruises and scratches were also found on her face, chest, and thighs.

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