Body of 6-Y-O found

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The body of a 6-year-old student of the Abrams Creek Primary school was found on Tuesday night in the Pomeroon River, hours after he reportedly fell overboard.

The child’s aunt told News Room that the body of Ramesh Kanhai of Abrams Creek, Upper Pomeroon River was removed at around 20:00hrs.

News Room previously reported that the child fell into the River in front of his school at about 11:45hrs on Tuesday.

News Room understands that Khan and an 8-year-old girl were playing under a health post which is located approximately four feet away from the school when the boy told his friend that he was going to the river, also located a short distance away, to wash his feet.

The girl told investigators that shortly after Khan left, she noticed his hands in the water and she began to scream. This alerted three teachers who were in the upper flat of the school.

News Room understands that by the time the teachers got to the area, the boy’s body was already submerged. The teachers confirmed that neither the gate to the school’s compound nor the Health post was closed at the time.

The child’s family believes that teachers at riverain areas should take more care of students.
A post-mortem on Ramesh Khan’s body will be conducted on Thursday.

The boy leaves to mourn his parents, Reeveka and Doodnauth Kanhai and a four-year-old sister.

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