The parents of a child, who was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital, were taken into police custody on Tuesday (June 29).
Reports from police in St Catherine are that on Monday (June 28) a seven-year-old girl was taken to the Linstead Hospital.
According to the child’s parents, the girl was ill; however doctors pronounced her dead on arrival.
The police were alerted after a examination revealed marks on the child’s body, including lacerations on the face and fingers.
Police have taken the child’s father and stepmother into custody.