A student attached to the Tuschen Nursey school lost his life yesterday afternoon, following a fatal accident on the Tuschen public road, East Bank Essequibo.
Based on reports received, the accident reportedly occurred sometime after 13:30hrs on Tuesday. The dead child was identified as four-year-old Ramkarran Mohan also known as Ram of lot 1008 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo.
Police “D” Division Commander, Leslie James told Inews that he was informed that a motor car was travelling north along the Tuschen access road when the child reportedly ran into the path of the moving vehicle. As such, he was struck down and subsequently rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Earlier today, this online publication made contact with the child’s audibly distraught grandmother, Bibi Nazmoon Khan.
The woman recalled that Mohan requested money to purchase a ball, and as such, her daughter instructed her adopted brother- Mohan’s uncle- to accompany him to the shop. “She tell the boy to take him to purchase the ball at the shop, next door and when the boy take him there to purchase the ball, [she] walked back [in the yard] and a few seconds, the boy [uncle] run up and tell we he [Mohan] get knock down.”
While recalling the moment, Khan burst into tears.
She further related that her adopted son then told her that he was holding Mohan’s hand and waiting for the motor vehicle which was being driven by a woman, to pass. However, the vehicle reportedly swerved into the corner, “hook the child, dragged the child, and run over the child.”
Khan said that it appeared that the driver did not realize the four year old was under her vehicle until the boy’s uncle ran in front of her vehicle in an attempt to stop her.
“…and she didn’t stop and the boy [Mohan’s uncle] had to run in front ah she and stop the car and then she know that she have something, the child, under she car,” Khan tearfully said.
Inews understands that the woman [driver] then pulled the injured child from under her car and rushed him to the Leonora Cottage.
“…She pull out the child and she start scream and she tell the work man [carpenter] to drive the car to cyar he ah cottage and by time we coulda reach ah cottage, the child was already in the doctor hand,” she explained, while noting that the medical officials refused Mohan’s family entrance. “I beg them, I beg and beg and they said no, they cant allow us.”
Subsequent to that, the doctors informed the child’s family that someone would have to travel with him to the West Demerara Regional Hospital. Mohan’s grandmother said that the doctors refused to allow her to accompany the injured boy, however, she was adamant and so they gave in.
Upon reaching the facility, Khan said the family was again barred from entering the room with the child. However, a doctor approached her and the child’s parents and explained that there was nothing he could do to save Mohan.
Mohan leaves to mourn his parents, grandmother, and one brother among other relatives. (Ramona Luthi)