01 Jul '11, 9am

Family of five charged with abusing 10-year-old child

Family of five charged with abusing 10-year-old child

A family of five have been charged in court with child abuse. The couple and their three daughters aged 14, 20 and 24, faced between one and 14 charges. -- ST PHOTO: LILLIAN FOO A FAMILY of five have been charged in court with child abuse. The couple and their three daughters aged 14, 20 and 24, faced between one and 14 charges. The 44-year-old woman, together with her daughters, allegedly splashed hot cooking oil on the 10-year-old boy's body, causing him to be permanently disfigured on the head and face in February 2011. They are also said to have pressed a heated ladle on his body and used a pair of scissors to snip his fingers last month. The three younger women - together with their 45-year-old father who is divorced - are accused of splashing hot water on the boy's body at their home in Hougang in 2009. The 44-year-old woman also faces a dozen other charges alone of ...

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