Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Quebec Boys, 3 and 5, Victims of Alleged Playground Beating by Other Kids

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Quebec Boys, 3 and 5, Victims of Alleged Playground Beating by Other Kids

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Boys, 3 and 5, allegedly beaten in playground

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MANAWAN, Que. - A three-year-old boy and his five-year-old brother from a First Nations community in Quebec were recovering Friday after allegedly being beaten by a group of other children.

Chief Constant Awashish of the Atikamekw Nation said the boys were allegedly attacked by some older children on a playground in Manawan earlier this week.

"Two little boys were jumped by two or three other little boys, a little older than the victims," he said in a phone interview.

He said both boys were airlifted to hospital after a family member stopped the incident and called emergency services.

The older boy was released after being sent to a hospital in Joliette, while the younger boy, who sustained more serious injuries, remained in hospital in Montreal, according to Awashish. …

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