29 Dec '11, 2am

Woman jailed 5 years for abusing boy with hot iron, hot oil for eating without permission #abuse

Woman jailed 5 years for abusing boy with hot iron, hot oil for eating without permission #abuse

FOR two long years, Zack (not his real name), now 10, endured horrific abuse at the hands of the very people who were supposed to care for him. His father's whereabouts are unknown, and the boy was raised by his 45-year-old maternal grandaunt since he was four, after his mother was jailed for drug offences. But instead of treating Zack like her own son, the woman whom he recognised as his "mother" and her daughters brutally tortured him with a hammer, a hot iron and even hot oil - for eating food around the house without permission. The "mother" was jailed for five years yesterday after pleading guilty to six of the 17 charges against her. The other charges were taken into consideration for sentencing. Her older daughters, aged 24 and 20, were jailed for 22 months and 20 months respectively. Read the full story in The New Paper today (Dec 29).

Full article: http://www.tnp.sg/content/boy-abused-eating-without-permi...

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