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Mother charged after boy caned 100 times: report

A mother who allegedly stood by while her 10 year old son was caned about 100 times by her husband has been charged in Singapore.

world Updated: Jan 06, 2009 12:03 IST

A mother who allegedly stood by while her 10 year old son was caned about 100 times by her husband has been charged in Singapore, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The 39 year old is accused of handing two rattan canes to her husband, the boy's stepfather, who beat the boy on the buttocks, arms and back for two hours on September 15, 2007, the Straits Times said.

It added that the boy was hospitalised for eight days after the beating, for which the stepfather was jailed nine months.

Court officials could not immediately be reached to comment.

She faces a maximum fine of 4,000 dollars (2,732 US) and four years in jail.

The boy has been placed in a home for abused and neglected children, the newspaper said.