Footage shows mother thrashing, kicking son; DCW forwards plaint
In a shocking incident, a woman was seen brutally assaulting her one-and-a-half-year-old child in a CCTV footage that forced the DCW to send the case to Delhi Police to register an FIR. The FIR was registered by the Delhi Police under the Juvenile Justice Act and the cops are now investigating the case.
The incident was reported in East Delhi’s Geeta Colony area where a CCTV grab shows a mother sitting on a staircase suddenly gets up and thrashes her one-and-a-half-year-old child mercilessly with a slipper.
After beating the child with a slipper, the woman is also seen dragging her child holding his hand and again kicking her child brutally. The child is seen crying in the footage. Later, another woman intervenes and takes away the child who was lying on the floor.
The incident prompted the mother-in-law of the child who suspected that her daughter-in-law was physically abusing her grandchild for a long time to file a complaint. The installed CCTV cameras captured the merciless act and the recording of the same alerted the Delhi Commission for Woman Chairperson Swati Maliwal to take action.
In her complaint, the mother-in-law has accused her daughter-in-law of beating her son when she gets angry and says that she will do whatever she wants with her child. She allegedly also threatened to file a case against her in-laws.
Swati in her tweet said: “Shocked at the brutality of mother. Can’t beat animal in a manner she beat her own 1.5 year old son. Her Mental condition needs to be investigated.”
The harsh behaviour of the mother kicking and thrashing the toddler prompted the DCW to send the case to the cops.
East Delhi’s Geeta Colony police station received the complaint and the cops have registered an FIR in the incident.
“We have registered a case under the Juvenile Justice Act on the complaint. We are investigating the case. The video footage will also be examined,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), Ombir Singh.