Police arrested mother, aunt for scalding naughty child with hot candle in Maharashtra.
Police on Thursday arrested two women, for scalding a five-year-old girl with a candle. The women held are the mother and aunt of the victim.
The duo apparently wanted to discipline the child. The women were arrested after the child’s father complained to the police.
Dhanjay Yadav, victim’s father said: “My daughter was being mischievous, and so my wife and her sister scalded her with a candle.”
Satish Gaikwad, a senior inspector said: “The victim had 19-20 burn marks. The accused said that the child does not help her mother and keeps messing around. Both of them have been arrested.” The women confessed to their crime during questioning and said they lost their temper after a ‘hectic’ day.” The neighbours of the family said the child was always lively and mischievous, because of which she was always scolded by her mother and aunt, both housewives. She would then go crying to her neighbours, who would console her.
Further investigation in the matter is underway. ANI