(Jamaica Observer) Deeply disturbing, and barbaric” is how Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described the killing of 8-year-old Danielle Rowe, who was abducted from school and her throat slashed.
Holness has also expressed condolences to her family and friends.
“My heart goes out to Danielle’s family and friends during this period of immense grief. The entire Jamaica must consider this a charge on our collective conscience. Anyone who has any information or knowledge of this incident should immediately inform the police. We cannot be silent or protect those responsible for this gruesome act. Society cannot surrender to wanton violence, and we must be unequivocal when violence is directed against our children,” Holness said in a statement on Saturday.
Rowe, a student of Braeton Primary in Portmore, St Catherine, was taken from the institution on Thursday in a motor car, transported to Vineyard Town in St Andrew and thrown from the vehicle.
She died sometime after 3 am at hospital on Saturday.