Matric pupil stabbed and robbed of cellphone

2015-05-07 10:13
Travers Pillay (17) stands at the spot in Carnelian Drive in Copesville where he was stabbed in the head and robbed of his cellphone.

Travers Pillay (17) stands at the spot in Carnelian Drive in Copesville where he was stabbed in the head and robbed of his cellphone. (Ian Carbutt)

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A DUNVERIA Secondary School pupil was stabbed in the head when he and his friends were attacked and robbed of their cellphones on Monday afternoon.

Matric pupil Travers Pillay (17) said the robbery has left him traumatised and afraid to walk home from school.

“I didn’t expect to be stabbed in my head for my phone. I didn’t expect them to be so violent,” he said.

Travers said he and his friends were walking on Carnelian Drive when three men approached them, asking for their cellphones.

“They were standing at a nearby embankment and were probably watching us walk for a while before they came at us on the quiet road. The two guys grabbed my two friends and searched them before they came for my phone.”

Travers said that one of the men grabbed his BlackBerry Z3 and they both began to struggle for the phone.

“He looked me in my eye and stabbed me. I felt it graze my head but with his second strike the knife was in my head.”

Travers said he felt dizzy and let go of the phone. He said the man then pulled the knife out of his head, grabbed his phone and ran off.

“It was so scary. The neighbours rushed me to Northdale Hospital where the doctors said I was lucky that the knife did not damage my skull,” he said.

“I am still so traumatised. I can’t sleep.”

He received six stitches to his head.

“We are so worried for Travers because he starts examinations next Monday. He lost a lot of blood and is still quite dizzy at times,” said Travers’s sister, who asked not to be named.

Police had not responded to a request for comment by the time of going to press

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