Hyderabad: 4 Year Old Girl Tells Rescuers, “Daddy Burnt Me When I Was Eating”
Four-year-old girl was assaulted, branded with a hot iron spoon, beaten and pinched allegedly by her mother and her live-in partner. The activist was rescued by the child, who narrated what she went through at home.
She told the workers of child rights NGO, “My daddy burnt me when I was eating.” The rescuers were brought to tears as the child recounted her ordeal.
She told them, “My daddy hit me first and pressed the hot iron spoon on me.”
A local politician was alerted by the neighbours of the child. The politician, then passed on the message to activist Achyutha Rao. The mother and the partner have been booked by the police.
The Investigation revealed that child’s 25 year old mother had left her husband and was living with another man. When the difference between the woman and her new partner came, they started taking out the frustration on the child.
“Yet another instance of a child being targeted and abused because of problem between adults. While a woman has a right to move on after a failed marriage, very often children are becoming inadvertent victims,” Mr Rao said.
The child is now at a government-run home for rescued children.