CARLYLE, Sask. — A baby girl who was born after her mother was severely assaulted on a Saskatchewan Indian reserve was in critical condition Tuesday.
RCMP Sgt. Carole Raymond said the 21-year-old woman in her third trimester went into labour after she was attacked. She was in serious condition.
Both were in a Regina hospital, but officers had not been able to speak to the woman because of her injuries, she said.
Mounties from the Carlyle detachment were responding to an assault complaint Sunday on the White Bear First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan when they discovered the woman in her home.
Police had no suspects and were asking the public to come forward with any information that could be useful to investigators.
“We’re asking for anyone who would have seen a vehicle come down her driveway, or someone walking to her house, or anything that they can remember … to please contact the Carlyle RCMP detachment,” Raymond said.
Two other children were not hurt.
“We know there were two other children in the home at the time of the assault and the two children are fine,” Raymond said. “They remain with their parents. They were not her children.”