Yet another heart wrenching tale of callous treatment towards a minor is being reported from the 40th Colony area in Parakramapura, Padawiya.
The victim of this tragic tale a 6 year old had been corporally abused by her step mother in the absence of her biological mother who had left abroad in search of foreign employment.
When the victim's mother had left the country in search of foreign employment around one and a half years ago, her father had ushered home another female which had been done unaware to the victim's biological mother.
Ever since her first day at the home of the 6 year old, the woman who had now turned stepmother had commenced abusing the child corporally.
Recently since the 6 year old in dispute had allegedly failed to heed her instructions the step mother had scorched the tongue of the 6 year old with a
The child who had attended school the day following had been rendered helpless, unable to have her food, and this had been noticed by her class teacher.
The teacher who had inquired of the child regarding her ill temperament
had immediately notified police emergency on 119.
Subsequently the stepmother of the victim was placed under arrest.
Upon having being presented before the Kabithigollawa Magistrate the suspect has been placed under remand custody until the 08th of this month.
Chairman of the National Child Protection Authority Anoma Dissanayeke speaking to our news team expressed these views regarding the escalation of such incidents.