January 15th, 2021

Human rights commission to investigate death of seven-year-old Quebec girl


By The Canadian Press on January 5, 2021.

Police investigate the scene on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 in Laval, Que., where a seven-year-old girl was found dead in her family's home. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL – Quebec’s human rights and youth rights commission is launching an investigation into the death of a seven-year-old girl found Sunday north of Montreal.

The commission said in a statement that youth protection in Laval, Que., had previously received a report about the child.

The investigation will determine whether the girl’s rights were violated and whether her death could have been prevented.

Police were called to a home in Laval on Sunday afternoon, where they found the girl in cardiorespiratory arrest.

An autopsy was expected to take place, and officers are investigating whether the girl may have died after suffering some form of injury or mistreatment.

Police say they questioned several people in relation to the incident but made no arrests Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan 5, 2021

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