An Arab woman, who poured boiling water on her infant’s private parts, was yesterday sentenced to one year of imprisonment.
The coroner’s report indicated that the baby’s injuries were caused by maltreatment and continuous physical abuse by the defendant (the mother).
The investigation documents revealed that the Arab woman had tortured her own 15-month-old baby girl.
The baby girl was admitted to hospital with second-degree burns in her private parts, behind her thighs, legs as well as a fractured humerus and a subdural haematoma. The 27-year old woman’s husband lodged a case against his wife, accusing her of beating and causing harm to their infant.
“My client is married to the defendant and they have a seven-yeahaematomar-old boy and a girl aged one year and three months,” the husband’s lawyer said.
“He had previously filed a case against his wife after their infant’s hand got broken. But his family intervened and the case was cancelled.”
The woman said that the infant’s hand got hurt after she fell down while trying to walk, but her narration of events was not “believed” by her husband, who reported the incident to police.