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5-yr-old singed for wetting his trousers

A home tutor and her mother were arrested in Kanpur on Friday for burning a five-year-old boy with red-hot tongs. The child’s fault: he wet his trousers.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2013 23:22 IST
HT Correspondent

A home tutor and her mother were arrested in Kanpur on Friday for burning a five-year-old boy with red-hot tongs. The child’s fault: he wet his trousers.

Police said, Shiva, a nursery student, used to accompany his elder brother to Dev Smita’s house for tuition. On Thursday, after Shiva reportedly wet his trousers, Smita lost her temper and beat the child. Police said, “Her mother instigated her to use red-hot tongs on him to teach a lesson.”

Shiva has reportedly suffered burns on his hands, face, legs and other vital organs.

Shiva’s elder brother allegedly pleaded them to let his brother go. The two reportedly also threatened the victim’s family against reporting the matter to the police.