Woman remanded for scalding 12-year-old with boiling rice water
A mother was on Tuesday remanded to jail on a charge of Inflicting grievous bodily harm after she allegedly threw a pot of boiling rice water on her 12 year old daughter. The incident is said to have occurred last Thursday. The woman, Mohini Mohabir, 34, of 219 New Scheme, Port Mourant was arraigned at the Whim Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Fabio Azore.
Kaieteur News understands that the woman claimed that the girl has her own way and does not listen to her. On the day in question the woman had sent her daughter out on an errand and the girl did not return.
Upon inquiry the mother learnt that the girl was hiding. It is understood that when the child did return home the mother took a pot of boiling rice water and doused her.
The child who is the elder of her two children and also lives with her stepfather in the house, received burns to her left arm and portions of her back.
She was rushed to the Port Mourant hospital where she was treated and sent away.
The matter was reported and the woman was arrested and charged. She was not required to plead. The woman, who was barefooted, was remanded to jail until July 9.