6-Y-O Mon Repos student attacked with broken lemonade bottle at school
A six-year-old boy is nursing five stitches to his right hand after one of his classmates at the Mon Repos Primary School, East Coast Demerara reportedly cut him with a broken lemonade bottle.
The child’s father, 30-year-old Sause Asgar told the News Room that the incident occurred Wednesday morning. The father said he is not aware of what transpired before the incident but noted that the boys would usually play together.
On the day of the incident, he received a telephone call from a teacher who informed him that his son was injured. When he arrived at the school, Asgar said his son was sitting with “a set of tissue on his hand.”
The father is unaware of how long his son was kept at the school without medical attention.
The parents rushed the 6-year-old to the Beterverwagting Health Centre and later to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Asgar said, after waiting several hours, the hand was wrapped with gauze and his son was sent home.
However, the child’s hand continued to bleed. As a result, he took him to the Woodlands hospital where the wound was cleaned and stitched.
He said his child cannot attend school for approximately ten days due to the injury.
The father told the News Room that teachers at the school are attempting to sweep the matter under the carpet since they tried to convince him that his son fell and sustained the injury.
The lad later confided in his father about what transpired.
Asgar said he is planning to move his children from the public school since he is fearful that there may be similar incidents in the future.
He said there is an old house located in the school’s compound from where the children access bottles and other harmful materials.
A week ago, the News Room reported on another incident at the Mon Repos Primary School which left an 8-year-old student hospitalized.
The child’s mother, Devika Persaud on Friday said her son is currently recovering. She said that the swelling around his eyes and body have been steadily decreasing.