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After heated tiff with husband, woman burns son’s hand with iron

A mother’s love is untainted, pure and unconditional. In a shocking incident depicting extreme cruelty by a mother towards her own child, a 38-year-old woman allegedly burnt the hand of her 12-year-old son with an iron when a jar full of flour fell on the ground after he accidentally brushed it with his hand while putting together his lunch after he came back from school. 

According to a senior police official, the horrific incident took place at a house in Northwest Delhi’s Ashok Vihar area on Sunday evening and came to light on late Sunday night.

Police said that Disha (name changed), mother of 12-year-old Nishant (name changed) and 13-year-old girl, was allegedly infuriated over a quarrel with her husband, Jitu (name changed).

Sources said that the couple, both working in private jobs, are going through a matrimonial dispute.

Enraged over a heated argument with her husband, the woman first beat her son with an iron when his hand accidentally brushed against a container full of flour. She allegedly did not stop at that and went ahead and bit the child’s hand.

Somehow Nishant managed to break free from the clutches of his mother and locked himself in his room. Late on Sunday night, he opened the door when his father knocked. He narrated the incident to his father. After which, Jitu approached the local police.

In the meantime, he took his son to a nearby hospital where he was treated. Sources said that he was discharged as he had suffered minor injuries.

A senior police officer shared that Disha was called for questioning. During sustained interrogation, she broke down and admitted that she did this to her son in a state of anger. She allegedly said that angry with her husband over the constant fights, she vented her anger on their son.

Police on the other hand said that they have arrested the woman under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code at the Ashok Vihar police station. Further investigation is underway.
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