Flung ruler may blind girl, 14, in one eye


PETALING JAYA: A ruler thrown by a classmate could make a fellow 14-year-old go blind in one eye.

The girl’s uncle, K Letchmighandan, told Star Online that the incident happened about 1.50pm on Monday in the classroom of a school in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru, when she told the classmates to stop fighting.

“I found out about the incident when I picked her up from school as she was crying in pain while covering her eye with her hands,” he told the news portal.

He took her to the KPJ Specialist Hospital for treatment.

“I was told that she needs to undergo an immediate operation to her retina,” Letchmighandan said.