13-yr-old lashed to head after rebuffing classmate’s inappropriate touching
…Police launch probe
A teenager is now nursing gaping wounds to her head after she rebuffed inappropriate touching by her male classmate who allegedly retaliated by using a piece of wood to hit her twice to the head.
The eighth-grade student and the suspect both attend an East Coast Demerara secondary school, where the incident occurred on Friday afternoon.
According to a post on social media (Facebook) shared on the page belonging to the injured teen’s father, his daughter “was given two blows to her head by her classmate who was troubling her [and] other girls by touching there rear ends with his cricket bat”.
The irate man related that his daughter refused to allow the male teen to continue harassing her and pushed him. This reportedly led to a confrontation between the girl and her classmate.
However, later in the afternoon, after the school was dismissed, the male teen reportedly walked behind the 13-year-old and used a wooden leg of a table to inflict injuries.
“She fell when she got the 1st and he gave her a next one while she was on the ground….I’ve made the necessary running around I’m to go to the police station tomorrow (Saturday) to go get this animal…” the girl’s father added on his Facebook page.
When contacted on Saturday, Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-Division C (East Coast Demerara), Assistant Police Commissioner Royston Andries-Junor told Guyana Times that an investigation has been launched into the matter.
He explained that the injured teen, along with her family, visited an ECD police station on Saturday morning and reported the matter.
Commander Andries-Junor stated that his investigators are following the necessary procedures when handling matters involving juveniles.
Meanwhile, this newspaper was told that the Social Protection Ministry’s Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) has been notified about the incident.