Police investigating the case of a toddler who has been hospitalised after being punched in the stomach are awaiting a medical report before going to the Director of Public Prosecutions for directions.
Newsday was told that the medical report is the final part of the investigation that is needed before approaching the DPP.
An earlier report stated that a nurse employed at the Port of Spain General Hospital was quizzed by investigators of the Child Protection Unit over her alleged involvement in the beating of the two-year-old. The nurse maintained that she did not hit the child and claimed that the child fell, and had complained about being constipated.
Newsday understands that the toddler is still in a critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Centre in Mt Hope.
Last week the child complained about feeling unwell and her father took her to hospital where an examination revealed that the child’s colon had been ruptured as a result of blunt force trauma.
The child underwent emergency surgery, but the injuries were so extensive that the child was put on a life support machine.