Police honour 7-yr-old who saved brother from burning home

first_imgThere has been a widespread outpouring of love and commendation for the bravery and quick-thinking shown by seven-year-old Kissan Henry after she managed to save herself and her four-year-old brother from a fire while they were at home alone.In recognition of her bravery, the Guyana Police Force on Saturday presented her with a plaque and a bottle of perfume. The simple presentation was done by Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Paul Williams, on behalf of the Commissioner and other members of the Force.“The Force has recognised her bravery and brilliant thinking from a humanitarian standpoint at such a tender age.”This initiative was the brainchild of Crime Chief Paul Williams.Last Monday evening, Kissan and her younger brother were asleep in their two-storey Glasgow New Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam, home when a fire erupted.However, the seven-year-old was awakened by the smell of smoke and after realising the house was on fire, she immediately wrapped her brother in a blanket and eased him through a window as far as the blanket could reach and then dropping him the remaining six feet.She then followed by jumping through the window; 14-feet to the ground, fracturing her leg in the process. Kissan then screamed for help and neighbours rushed over, kicking open the door to get to the fire. The fire service subsequently arrived and was able to extinguish the small blaze.At the time of the fire, the Police said the mother of the two children was at a “drug block”. Neighbours claimed they contacted the woman, informing her about the fire and she said she was on her way. By the time the mother arrived, the Police and fire service were already on the scene. After seeing the crowd, the woman reportedly told the driver to turn around and leave the area. On Wednesday, she showed up to the Police station in the company of a welfare officer.According to residents, the two minor children are left unattended and locked in the house for several hours on many occasions.A few months ago, the four-year-old boy was hospitalised after being burnt with hot portage when his sister attempted to make breakfast for him.The Childcare Department had visited the home after reports of child neglect. However, on the last occasion, they allowed the children to continue living with their mother after the children’s grandmother had promised to take care of them.The children are now in the care of an aunt.Young Kissan Henry with Crime Chief Paul Williams and others after receiving the awardlast_img read more

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli booed at MCG and made to wait at the crease after tea

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli is used to the cheers whenever he comes out to bat anywhere around the world but Australian fans had something different on their minds on Day 1 of the third Test in Melbourne on Wednesday.Kohli was booed by a section of the capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as he came to the crease after the tea break on Boxing Day.The 30-year-old was also made to wait in the middle as Australian players took a bit of time to resume the action after the break.The final session was to begin at 10am but the hosts walked out only at 9.59am with Kohli already taking guard at the crease.India vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 1 in Melbourne: Live Cricket ScoreKohli has been involved in quite a few verbal duels with his Aussie counterpart Tim Paine which was the main topic of discussion leading up to this Test match.The Delhi batsman now has the responsibility of stretching India’s first innings score along with Cheteshwar Pujara, who is well set at the other end.Ohhhh… #CloseMatters #AUSvIND | @GilletteAU pic.twitter.com/u72HuRZAnscricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 26, 2018Kohli joined the action after opener Mayank Agarwal’s dismissal for 76 right at the stroke of tea as India reached 123 for 2 at the break.After a frustrating session for the home side, seamer Pat Cummins had Agarwal caught down the leg-side, the wicket ending an 83-run partnership and bringing tea.Cummins earlier captured the first wicket before lunch, removing promoted opener Hanuma Vihari for eight, but Australia’s formidable pace battery was largely blunted by the lifeless pitch.advertisementIndia had resumed on 57 for one after lunch, with Agarwal having impressed in a chanceless opening session.He hammered Josh Hazlewood through the covers for four on the first ball of the second session, then danced down the pitch to smash spinner Nathan Lyon for another two boundaries.The second, a glorious straight drive, brought up the 27-year-old’s maiden Test fifty off 95 balls.Pujara played a more circumspect innings, soaking up plenty of balls before letting rip on the occasional loose delivery, including a sumptuous late cut off Lyon for four.Agarwal continued his assault on Australia’s premier spinner, slog-sweeping him for six after the drinks break.All-rounder Mitchell Marsh, recalled at the expense of batsman Peter Handscomb, all but snared Pujara for 33 when the India number three nicked onto his pad and the rebound sailed just short of a diving Usman Khawaja in the gully.With selectors jettisoning Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul, India’s new opening pair enjoyed a solid start until Cummins intervened with a rearing short ball that pinged off Vihari’s glove to give second slip Aaron Finch an easy catch.That was the sole highlight in a tough first session for Australia, whose bowlers garnered little movement off the drop-in wicket.(With Reuters inputs)Also Read | India vs Australia: Mayank Agarwal shines on debut with maiden fifty on Boxing DayAlso Read | Hanuma Vihari looking to give his best as opener on Boxing DayAlso Read | Mayank Agarwal becomes first Indian opener to debut in Melbournelast_img read more