Mother asks police to investigate child's accident at school

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A woman in Ho Chi Minh City has asked police to investigate a case where her four-year-old son was critically injured at his nursery.


Du Thi Thanh Thuy Friday said that on September 17 her son, Le Quang Vinh, was hospitalized with multiple injuries to the head, eyes, limbs and stomach.


At first, Tran Thi Xuan Nu, Vinh's teacher at Hoa Lan Nursery in Tan Phu District, said he fell down the stairs, according to Thuy.


However, doctors refused to believe Nu and the teacher later added that Vinh had been stuck in the school's food elevator, she said.


In a report addressed to the Tan Phu education division four days later, Nu said she put Vinh in the elevator as punishment for refusing to eat his food. She closed the door and put it into operation so as to scare him.


According to Thuy, her son has undergone a couple of operations over the past month. He is still scared of strangers, refuses to return home, which is near the school, and cries a lot.


Meanwhile, a representative from the nursery said on Friday that Tan Phu Commune authorities have temporarily closed the school from November 1 to 21.

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