29 Dec '11, 5am

Abusive family members sentenced to jail - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Abusive family members sentenced to jail - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Family members who tortured a child over a two-year period were sentenced to jail yesterday. The 10-year-old boy – who has been left with severe facial disfigurement – was beaten, burned and even had his fingers cut by his grandaunt, 44, and her family, reported TODAY. The court heard that he was hit on his mouth with a hammer last year after he finished some fried rice supposedly for the family. A few months later, he was again abused - this time for allegedly stealing food and playing with the knobs of the gas stove. According to TODAY , his grandaunt punished him by splashing hot cooking oil on him. She also used a hot iron and ladle on him, and cut his fingers with a pair of scissors. Her three daughters helped to hold the boy. On another occasion, his hands were tied with a cable tie and his mouth taped with scotch tape after he was allegedly found stealing food again...

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