This six-month-old baby has been raped and suffocated allegedly by a man who broke into a house and kidnapped the tot before leaving its trousers at the scene.
The shocking incident took place in the village of San Miguel Ixtahuacan, in the department of San Marcos, in north-western Guatemala, as the baby, named in reports as I.G. was with its unnamed mother in the house.
The mother told reporters: “I was cooking and my baby was sleeping in bed. I left him nice and quiet and then I went to see him, but he was not there anymore. I thought my sister in law had taken him.”
The woman claimed that “the man took off his (the baby’s) trousers and left them almost at the front door”.
She then asked for neighbours to help find the tot and after a search in the surrounding area, the baby’s clothes were found near a cemetery.
Preliminary investigations point to an unknown man breaking into the house, taking the baby and kidnapping him.
After four hours of searching, the baby was found dead in a river under a bridge, with signs of having been suffocated and raped.
The father of the baby, named in reports as Roberto Gonzalez, told local media: “This person has no heart. He did something he should not have done to an innocent child.”
The authorities checked CCTV cameras at the scene and reportedly managed to identify the alleged suspect but he has not yet been arrested. The investigation is ongoing.
One netizen wrote: “Oh my God, justice should be done.”
And another added: “I hope he is found soon and pays for what he did.”
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