Monrovia, Liberia -The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection with aid from the Liberia National Police, has rescued an 8-year-old burn survivor from the Peace Island Community in Monrovia.

The survivor was accused of being a witch and was allegedly burned by her grandmother, Kulah Kromah, about five months ago.

The Ministry gathered that the survivor was kept in isolation with no access to medical care thereby worsening her condition.

In a release Tuesday, the Gender Ministry said it has taken custody of the survivor, who is currently undergoing psycho-social counseling and responding to medical treatment respectively.

Gender again cautions the citizenry to refrain from administering trial by ordeal as this is not an authorized path to justice.

Meanwhile, Gender Minister Williametta Saydee-Tarr has commended the Liberia National Police for arresting and forwarding to court, the alleged perpetrator, Kulah Kromah.

She assured the public that the ministry will remain fully engaged in pursuing timely justice for the survivor.


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