A 36-year-old worker has been arrested by police for burning her 4-year-old child with hot water for stealing and eating food while away.
Police identified the woman as Mwamba Thomas, 36, who works at Kidinda area, Bariadi district in Simiyu sub-county.
Simiyu Sub-County Deputy Police boss Shadrack Masija who confirmed the incident said the incident happened on Wednesday April 22, 2022.
Shadrack said the minor was burnt with hot water and sustained serious injuries on his two hands and he is currently receiving treatment at the hospital in Bariadi.
"He sustained burn injuries because he ate food left for lunch time, when the woman decided to burn him with hot water," Masija said.
A nurse, Yohana Costantine attached to Bariadi sub-county hospital, said the child was admitted at the facility while in serious condition.
"We received him while in serious condition as a result of the burns in his two hands. He is currently receiving treatment here," Costantine sa.
While narrating his ordeal to the nurses at the hospital, the minor only identified as Hindia said he ate the food together with his younger brother when their mother left home. It is after his mother came back home checked the food and beat him before burning him with hot water.
She beat me and he lit fire and boiled hot water. She later dipped my two hands inside the pot filled with hot water inside the kitchen," Hindia said.
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