Pupil’s eyelid almost bitten off after trying to stop fight

2013-10-14 17:15

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A girl’s eyelid was almost bitten off when she tried to stop two pupils from fighting in Kagiso, in Krugersdorp.

Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said today the 16-year-old pupil tried to stop her classmates from fighting on Thursday.

“As they manhandled each other, (the pupil) ... tried to stop them. One of the two pupils instead attacked the (pupil) ... and bit her left eye.”

He said the pupil’s eyelashes and part of the eyelid that met the lashes were almost bitten off, and were attached only by a small piece of skin.

“The 18-year-old suspect fled the scene of crime, leaving her schoolbag behind.”

The injured pupil was taken to hospital, where she was still receiving treatment this afternoon, said Sibiya.

“The motive for the attack ... is being investigated and Kagiso police are expecting to arrest the suspect soon.”

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