Mumbai: A mother burnt her 5-year old daughter with candle to teach her discipline
On Wednesday, Kalamboli police arrested a 25-year-old woman and her 24-year-old sister-in-law, for hurting the vegetable vendor daughter with candle. The duo wanted to discipline the child.
The complaint was given to the police by 23-year-old father of that child. The father is a vegetable vendor and he is a resident of Roadpali area, Kalamboli. The victim is the eldest of five children who live in that house.
“Victim’s father told us that the child is quite mischievous,
to discipline her, his wife and sister-in-law hurted her with a candle on
February 3”, said Satish Gaikwad, senior inspector of Kalamboli police
The police further added that they have got burnt marks on
child’s body, her face, stomach, back and hands.
“When we spoke to the victim, she said she has been
hurt by her mother and aunt who wanted to set an example for the other children
living in the house”, senior inspector Gaikwad said.
The duo have been arrested under section 75 of the Juvenile
Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.
Reaching out to all the parents of the country who pressurise their children to study, Cricketers Shikhar Dhawan and Robin Uthappa have reacted strongly on the same. A video going viral on the internet and on Whatsapp which shows a child trying to narrate the numbers and being beaten if makes a mistake.
Dhawan wrote, “I request parents to be patient with ur kids at all times. Every child learns at his own pace. Pls, refrain from beating/degrading them.” alongside the video. Uthappa tweeted, “This is heart-wrenching. Children shouldn’t be raised this way. This needs to stop. I pray we can raise our kids with love instead of fear.”
The video in question shows a little girl reciting numbers from 1 to 5 which was written in a notebook. The girl pleads to be given a break while claiming she is having a headache and in tears but the women in the video, possibly the parent, continues to get the child to repeat the counting. In the end, the child gets frustrated and tears up even further. The video has been going viral on Whatsapp and getting plenty of attention.
Shikhar has one son – Zoravar – who frequents his father on multiple tours. Meanwhile, Uthappa married his longtime girlfriend and former tennis player Sheethal Goutham in a private ceremony in March last year and they don’t have any kids.
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