Rajasthan man beats up own kids for pooping in pants, held
A 33-year-old man was arrested in Rajsamand’s Phukiyathar village on Tuesday for allegedly caning his infant children as they ‘used to eat mud and poop in their pants’, police said.Updated: Jan 30, 2018 21:13 IST
A 33-year-old man was arrested in Rajsamand’s Phukiyathar village on Tuesday for allegedly caning his infant children as they ‘used to eat mud and poop in their pants’, police said.
The incident happened on Sunday morning, and two days later a video of the act went viral on social media, evoking horror and prompting police action. In the video, Chain Singh is seen caning his 5-year-old son who has his pants down and is hanging from a rope tied around his chest.
Singh is also seen beating his 4-year-old daughter, who is on the ground, with a stick. The infants are crying in pain but the man continues to cane them. At one moment, the girl tries to run away but the father holds her and throws her back on the floor.
“He said he was beating them because they used to eat mud and defecate in the pants. The video was shot by Singh’s brother,” said Mangi Lal, additional sub-inspector at Deogarh police station, adding that the man has four daughters and a son.
Members of the district child welfare committee (CWC) visited the man’s house and took stock of the situation. “He had beaten them ruthlessly. The kids have marks all over their legs. Their father said he was only trying to scare them. Who scares kids like that?” asked Bhavna Paliwal, president of the CWC.
Paliwal said the mother of the kids was present when her husband was beating them. “The man is not accepting his mistake. He keeps saying that he was doing it only to scare the children,” she said.
An FIR has been lodged by CWC against Singh and his brother at Deogarh police station. The duo, arrested on Tuesday, has been booked for cruelty to children and voluntarily causing hurt, among other charges.
First Published: Jan 30, 2018 21:13 IST