Mother Burns 4-Year-Old Daughter In Hot Water Over Missing Sandals
A 29-year-old nursing mother has allegedly burnt her 4-year-old daughter by dunking her in hot water.
The incident happened at Oforikurom, a town near Samreboi in the Wassa Amenfi West Municipality on Monday, August 1.
The assemblyman for the area said the woman was punishing her daughter for misplacing her sandals worth ₵8.
Mr. Azure Suleman said the mother had initially asked the child to look for the item and she failed to find it, the woman in rage boiled water and dunked the four-year-old in it.
The suspect said she did not intentionally dunk her daughter in the hot water as punishment in her defense.
According to her, she noticed that her child’s private part was sore. She had reportedly heard rumors that the child had been assaulted and decided to boil water to treat it.
The assemblyman is not happy with the suspect the explanation as residents also challenged her justification.
The nursing woman has since been arrested and arraigned before court.
Police arrest the suspect and she has been granted bail because she is a nursing mother of a one-year-old baby.
The court also ordered for the child to be referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the four-year-old girl is unable to walk as the effect of the hot water was severe on her legs.