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Ba mum charged for throwing hot iron at 9-yr-old son

A 35-year-old woman has been charged with one count of Act with Intent to Cause Grievous Harm after she allegedly threw a hot iron at her 9-year-old son. Police say the mother of seven was disappointed with her son for coming home late from school on several occasions and threw the hot iron at her […]

Staff Writers

February 19, 2016 11:22 am

A 35-year-old woman has been charged with one count of Act with Intent to Cause Grievous Harm after she allegedly threw a hot iron at her 9-year-old son.

Police say the mother of seven was disappointed with her son for coming home late from school on several occasions and threw the hot iron at her son for this.

The matter was reported to police by the boy’s class teacher who noticed bruises on the child’s back while in school.

The incident occurred in Ba with the suspect already being produced at the Lautoka Magistrate’s Court yesterday.  The woman has been released on bail.

Fiji Police Inspector Josaia Waicavu confirmed to Newswire that the boy received medical assistance and had been released from the hospital.

Police are reminding parents not to resort to such avenues when disciplining their children.

It is advisable that parents change their sense of approach towards their young ones when disciplining them.

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