Two held for child abuse after porridge scalds baby

2010-11-24 14:31

Two women were arrested for child abuse after boiling porridge fell on a two-year-baby in Orange Farm, Gauteng police said today.

The child’s mother (21) and another woman (24) were arguing about a debt yesterday when the incident took place, Captain Johannes Motsiri said.

“The mother took the porridge and poured it on the other woman,” Motsiri said.

It spilled on the baby, and also the mother. The three were treated at a nearby clinic. Both women face charges of assault and child abuse.

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