The seven-year-old Babonneau boy who was allegedly attacked and beaten by a 15-year-old male on April 8, is recuperating from his injuries, relatives have said.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that the boy could be released from hospital soon. However, he still has some difficulty chewing his food, because of his injuries.
The Babonneau youth is also walking, but he continues to experience severe headaches.
The child’s aunt, Lisetta Monrose, is reported in the media as saying that the alleged perpetrator is allowed to go about his daily life freely and no seems to care about her nephew’s condition.
The woman said she would like to see justice served in the matter, and the teenager arrested, because her nephew has positively identified him as the person who allegedly assaulted him.
Initial reports indicated that the older male made what relatives described as an “indecent proposal” to the injured boy, and the latter promised that he would tell his mother.
In an effort to stop him from doing so, the older male proceeded to allegedly attack the seven-year-old, by lashing him several times to the head with the use of a wood.
He was taken to Victoria Hospital, where he remains a patient.