Woman ties rubber band around 6-year-old stepson's genitals before pouring boiling water on him
The woman, identified only by her surname Xiao, was arrested after the child revealed the truth about his injuries to his aunt when his mother was not in the hospital ward
A woman in China was arrested after being accused of tying a rubber band around her step-son's genitals before pouring boiling water on the child and causing him serious injury, according to reports. The child was reportedly rushed to the hospital with severe burns.
An investigation has reportedly been launched by the authorities against the woman, identified only by her surname Xiao. Reports state that the woman also tied a rubber band around the child's genitals overnight and had forced him to drink bleach and eat coins in the past, according to the Daily Mail.
Reports state that the boy's step-sister was also present when the incident occurred and helped in stripping him of his trousers and underwear before the step-mother burnt his privates.
The victim, identified by his surname Hu, while talking to his other family members, said that the woman also forced him to drink detergent and used cotton buds to poke his ears.
According to Chinese news outlet Shangyou, the incident occurred on December 16 in the county of Haixing in Hebei province. The child was reportedly rushed to the Haixing County Hospital by his other family members after they discovered his injuries.
The child, initially, did not explain how he got injured, however, he eventually revealed the truth about his injuries two days later to his aunt when his mother was not in the hospital ward.
The boy's uncle said that his father had married his step-mother two years ago. Both of them reportedly had divorced before they decided to marry. An investigation has been launched by police officials into the mater.
Haixing County Public Security Bureau officers were first notified of the alleged abuse on the afternoon of December 16. Reports state that the officials received a report of a domestic altercation from the boy's grandfather and rushed to the scene and found the boy injured. Meanwhile, the woman is currently under police control while an investigation is being conducted.