Mom Brands 8-year-old With Rod - The New Indian Express

Mom Brands 8-year-old With Rod

Published: 02nd February 2014 07:52 AM

Last Updated: 02nd February 2014 07:52 AM

An eight-year-old girl, who was  branded with an iron rod by her mother, was rescued by Child Line which sent the child to a home at Virudhunagar. The girl lost her father sometime ago and her mother Parvathy married another man Bethaiyah, a flower vendor, and they have a five-year-old daughter.

Parvathy, of Ayyanar Nagar at Virudhunagar, used to torture the girl from her first husband. The eight-year-old was a student in the third standard of a residential school at Kunthalapatti village near Virudhunagar. As the school was shut, the girl was admitted in the municipality middle school in the same area. 

On Friday night, Parvathy tortured the child by branding her on her foot, hands, knees, mouth and nose. The girl’s screams drew the attention of the neighbours, who called the Child Line (1098) and officials went to the spot along with the personnel from the Anti-Human Trafficking Wing and District Child Protection Unit. They rescued the victim and sent her to a home at Pandian Nagar in Virudhunagar.

The victim said that her mother would be affectionate towards her half-sister but not toward her. She said that she would gladly go and stay in a home rather than go to her mother.

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