India’s mother has been condemned for allegedly inflicting a harsh punishment on her five year-old daughter after she failed to finish her school homework.
The Class 1 pupil was cruelly tied up with a rope and dumped on the roof of their house in the scorching heat in Delhi’s Khajuri Khas area.
A video taken by a neighbor shows the little girl writhing in pain, her hands tied behind her back, and her legs bound at her ankles, as the scorching sun hits her.
A police investigator said that the incident took place on June 2, while the girl’s mother confessed that she had indeed carried out the punishment.
The girl’s dad claimed he was not involved in the punishment and only learned of it when his own father rang him to tell him what his wife had done, while he was out getting his bicycle repaired.
“I received a call from my father that my wife had given this severe punishment to our daughter and that I should come home,”He said.
“When I got home, my father told me he came home and saw the girl tied on the terrace, and freed her.
“My wife got angry and punished her. When my father told me, I scolded my wife a lot that day, but the next day, a relative from our village sent me the video and I scolded my wife again.”
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Viewers horrified by the shocking video took to social networking, with one user commenting on Twitter: “It certainly was a heart-wrenching scene. The one responsible must be published as an example. The poor child wriggling in scorching heat is such a pain to watch.”
The second was: “When I see the video, my heart is broken.”
One user identified Rakesh Asthana, Delhi Police Commissioner, and Swati Maliwal as the chief of Delhi Commission for Women. “This is horrible. Please take note of this immediately.”