May 9, 2011, 2:16 PM
In a rather unpleasant development, a four-year-old girl who reportedly went missing on Monday evening was in the early hours of Tuesday morning found dead in a well located in Tallinding Medina.
Isatou Jallow was reportedly found dead at a compound almost 100 metres away from her residence. The incident happened after being bathed by her mother Mariama Dalling Jallow.
According to Samba Jallow, a father to the deceased, the family only realised that the girl had gone missing at around 7pm when they could no longer locate her. Consequently, the matter was reported to Tallinding Police Station.
Interestingly, Mr. Jallow went on, it was not until the following Tuesday when some women in the said compound saw the girl in a well. He said they called the Fire and Ambulance Services who came to retrieve the dead body.
After retrieving the dead body, Samba went on, he received a call from someone at the scene that her daughter Isatou Jallow was found dead in a well.
After the tip, Samba said he rushed to the scene where he found his daughter dead. He added that by the time she left the house, the late Isatou was wearing clothes but when she was retrieved from the well, she was only found with her trouser and shoes on.
"What doubts me was that, traditionally when a person falls into a well he normally swallow water which will lead to the individual's stomach becoming more bigger but for his daughter that was not the case" the deceased father remarked.
The late Isatou Jallow was the only child of Samba Jallow and her wife Mariama Dalling Jallow.
She was laid to rest on Tuesday at the Tallinding Cemetery.