01 Dec '11, 6pm

Boy held by teen aunt while grandaunt splashed hot oil on him - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

A 10-year-old boy was abused countless times by his relatives who fostered him while his mother was in prison, The Straits Times reported on Thursday. One of the abuses he sustained was having hot cooking oil splashed on his face and body earlier this year by his grandaunt while his 14-year-old aunt and her two sisters held him down. The boy, who cannot be named to protect his identity, suffered facial deformities with first-degree burns and several scars over his head and face, reported Channel NewsAsia quoting a medical report by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The boy came to live with the family when he was four after his mother was jailed. The abuse started in 2009 when he was 8. All five family members have been arrested and the 14-year-old pleaded guilty on Thursday to helping her mother commit the act. The teen is also facing two other charges of abetting her m...

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