Family calls for thorough investigation into drowning of 6-yr-old in Pomeroon River

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The family of a six-year-old Abrams Creek Primary School student who fell into the Pomeroon River, Region Two, and drowned, is calling for a proper investigation to be carried out into the incident.

The young grieving parents of Ramesh Khanai, a Grade One student of Abrams Creek, Upper Pomeroon River is receiving the legal assistance of former Attorney General Anil Nandlall.

The father of the child, Doodnauth Khanai, claims that his son was at school when the incident occurred.

As such he is alleging that the drowning may have resulted due to negligence on the part of the teachers at the school entrusted with his care.

The distraught father visited the former AG’s office earlier today (Tuesday) who was able to get a letter dispatched to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) seeking an inquest.

Speaking with this news agency, Nandlall explained that neither the Education Ministry nor the Social Protection Ministry has reached out to the parents of the dead child.

The attorney said that based on the facts that were presented to him, the incident happened as a result of negligence.  

Khanai fell into the Pomeroon river about 11:45h on Thursday, July 12 when he went to wash his feet in the river which runs along the front of his school.

Efforts to make contact with the school’s administration for a comment on the matter proved futile.

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