An 11- year -old boy from Funko in the Western Region, has sustained severe burns to greater part of his groin and genitals after his mother poured hot water on him.
According to information reaching atinkaonline.com, the victim returned home from school very hungry while the mother and the father were not in the house, so the victim took one Ghana cedi (GHC 1) he saw in the room to buy food.
The mother, Maame Yaa, upon arrival, questioned the victim over the missing money, the boy confessed and explained the circumstances leading to his action.
She then boiled hot water and then asked him to dip his hand in it but the victim refused; the mother then poured the water on him, causing severe burns on his genitals and groin.
According to further reports, the mother after her cruel act, mixed some concoction and applied it on burns.
She continued applying the concoction on the wounds for about three days but the situation kept worsening each day.
It took the intervention of a Good Samaritan who gave the boy's father some money for medical treatment at the Kwesimintsim Poly Clinic.
The stepfather of the victim has been invited by the police to assist in investigations.
Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Mathew Dadzie