Bengaluru brutality: Woman assaults minor daughter, burns her hand with candle for going to neighbour’s house
A 35-year-old woman in Karnataka’s Bengaluru allegedly thrashed her nine-year-old daughter and burnt her right hand with a candle, reportedly after the minor went to the house of a neighbour for playing. The incident occurred in June’s third week but came to fore on Monday (July 5) when the child was taken to a city hospital with burns on her hand.
Police said that on Monday the minor girl fell down while playing. She suffered injuries on her right hand. Subsequently, her mother rushed her to a hospital in the city’s Hebbal area for treatment. The doctors at the medical facility spotted burn marks on the injured hand of the girl. Subsequently, the medics alerted the police.
Following this, a female police officer recorded the minor girl’s statement. “I [girl] was playing at a neighbour’s house. My mother had gone out for work. When she returned, she lost her control after seeing me at the house. Taking me home, she beat me with a wooden log and later burnt my right hand with a candle,” a report by The Times of India quoted the girl as saying.
Based on the girl’s statement, police registered a case under Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous objects) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice Act. Police said the girl’s mother was arrested and later released on bail. She has rejected the allegation that she burnt her daughter’s hand.
“The woman is separated from her husband and lives with the second daughter in RT Nagar. Her husband and elder daughter live separately. The woman does odd jobs for survival. The woman claims she was frustrated on seeing the child at the house of the neighbour who always spoke ill of her,” the report quoted the police as saying.
In another incident, a woman allegedly murdered her two minor daughters and then committed suicide at their residence in Yadadri Bhongir district of in Telangana. Police said it is suspected that the woman took the extreme step due to harassment by her husband.