Abdul Sesay, a pupil of the Saint Edwards Secondary School who is a victim of police brutality, is now partially blind.
This came as a result of a tussle with some personnel of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) force, attached to the East End Police Station, with his family.
Speaking from his sick bed yesterday at his residence, the victim disclosed that since the time he had the accident he could not regain his sight.
Abdul Sesay added that for the past five days and due to the help of a private doctor he was only using his right eye to view objects but with blurred vision. He noted that his left hand where the hot water was spilled was giving him serious pains.
He stated that with the help of a private doctor and the police doctor [Doctor Rashida Kamara] his conditions was getting better.
Asked how he was responding to treatment for his eyes, the victim accentuated that Dr Rashida Kamara prescribed an eye drop which he was using on a daily basis.
On what the SLP had done towards this, he disclosed that the Officer Commanding (OC), Aiah Edward Samadia, had been visiting him since the time of the accident.
He noted further that on Sunday October 11, some police officers went to his No 1 Mill Street to see how best they could settle the matter amicably.
On his part, OC Samadia described the accident as unfortunate, adding that hot water was not part of police weapons.
He denied that he had gone to the house of the victim to ask for mercy but rather to sympathize with him through community level.
OC Samadia described the allegation made by Abdul Sesay as baseless and untrue, noting that the matter was now under police investigation.