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Seven-year-old girl branded with hot spatula by stepmom in Kerala for wetting bed

Seeing the child’s discomfort in class, teachers questioned her and she showed the burn marks on her stomach, thighs and private parts, a teacher of the school said. School authorities immediately informed childline, an NGO, which contacted police.

kerala Updated: Jul 24, 2018 20:57 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Kollam (Kerala)
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The step mother and father, a lorry driver, have been arrested.(Picture for representation)

A seven-year-old girl was branded with a hot spatula at home by her step mother, angry over the child wetting her bed, police said in Kerala’s Kollam on Tuesday. The incident, which took place last week, came to light on Tuesday after the child revealed her ordeal to her teachers when she attended school, they said.

Seeing the child’s discomfort in the class, teachers questioned her and she showed the burn marks on her stomach, thighs and private parts, a teacher of the school said. School authorities immediately informed childline, an NGO, which contacted police.

The step mother and father, a lorry driver, have been arrested and a case under various sections of Indian Penal Code, including 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons), and Juvenile Justice Act was registered, police sources said.

First Published: Jul 24, 2018 20:57 IST