The Hush Post: A Hyderabad woman and her boyfriend used to allegedly scald her three-year-old daughter with hot iron-spoon. The police have booked the couple. Saritha left her husband to live with Venkat Reddy a couple of years ago. However, Reddy was not willing to keep her daughter. Reddy pressed Saritha to get rid of her.
“For the last few days, the couple had allegedly been torturing the girl. They broke her left hand recently. However, on Monday, Reddy branded her with a red-hot spoon on her buttocks. He even pinched her and bit her on the cheeks,” said Andhra Pradesh child rights association president P Achyuta Rao.
Neighbours, who heard the girl’s cries, alerted former Malakpet MLA D Sudhir Reddy. Reddy informed the child rights association.
“We rushed to the spot and immediately rescued the girl. We brought it to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (East). The DC directed the Malakpet police to book the couple,” Rao said.
The girl told the child rights association that Reddy beat her up and burnt her back with a hot spoon while she ate her food. Ever since, the girl has been sent to child care centre.