A mother allegedly burned her 11-year-old daughter after accusing her of stealing R20 in Botshabelo, South Africa last week. To make matter worse, she waited two days before taking the girl to the hospital.
The girl’s aunt (centre) told Daily Sun the trouble started when her sister accused her own daughter of stealing R20 from her. The angry mum apparently told the girl to fetch boiling water and when she brought it, she told the girl to pour it into a wash basin. She allegedly then threw the water over her daughter’s back.
The aunt said she found out what had happened when she went to visit her sister on Sunday, June 12. She said she had no choice but to go to the cops.
"The poor girl sustained burn wounds on her back and left arm. I know my sister is very abusive towards her children. What makes me very angry is that although the girl was badly injured on Thursday, she waited two days to go to hospital. All I want is for my sister to get help before she does something drastic."
Police spokesman constable Peter Kareli said a case of assault was opened against the mum and cops are investigating.
"The woman was arrested on Monday, June 13, and will appear in court again soon" Kareli said.