A father in Horowpathna-Anuradhapura has been accused of cutting all five fingers of his daughters right hand with a blade and applying salt to the cuts.
According to the Horowpathana police the suspect was placed under arrest yesterday and is due to be produced before the Kabithigollawa Magistrate today.
The child had been punish in the following manner for stealing two toffees which were for sale at a retail store owned by her father.
The incident had taken place last March but the child had been forced remain silent owing to threats by her father.
However the child of the mother had lodged a complaint at the Horowpathana police yesterday seeking divorce from her husband.
The incident had com to light when the mother had lodged her complaint.