Eight-year-old suffers burns after smoke pot ‘flare up’


PROBATION and Child Protection Officer, Ms. Rosita De Castro has disclosed that the agency is investigating the events which led to eight-year-old Sangeeta Boodoo being burnt about her face and hands.
The girl was helping her mother make a ‘smoke pot’ to stem the mosquito invasion at Edinburgh, East Bank Berbice.
The mother, Pamela was pouring the flammable liquid and her daughter was responsible for lighting the flame with matches when a flare-up caused the latter to suffer severe burns about the body.
Since that happened, the family has relocated to Cumberland, East Canje, also in Berbice.