Baby X: Grandmother dies at Westville Prison

Baby X’s maternal grandmother Salatchie Basanich who has been held at Westville Prison for the past few years has died.

LATEST: Durban High Court finds Baby X’s mother guilty.

It is alleged that the daughter Patricia Kershnee Ishwarlall and Basanich abused the child for several months that led to the child’s death from immense torture.

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According to the indictment, the mother slapped and pushed the deceased child to the floor on November 17, 2014, before ordering her youngest daughter, a toddler, aged two, to hit her older sibling with a ruler.

The abuse then continued throughout the next day, allegedly at the hands of the grandmother.

The baby was thrown to the floor and slapped across her mouth so badly that she started to bleed.

The child was again then tied to the bed and the following day on November 19, the grandmother is alleged to have burnt the child on the vagina with a cigarette and pinched her ears.

Later that night the child had succumbed to her injuries and was declared dead by EMS on November 20, 2014. Tune in to Newsbreak Lotus tomorrow morning, April 12 for the latest on the story. 

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