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Woman places hot knife on girl’s private parts for coming home late

By Mason White 2:17 PM November 2, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was arrested on charges of child abuse after allegedly placing a hot knife on the private parts of a young girl, police in Nigeria said.

Abuja Police said that they arrested 32-year-old Anso Comfort on Friday, after being accused of assaulting her 9-year-old niece with the red-hot knife.

Comfort, who is a fashion designer in Dutse Makaranta, was charged with cruelty to children and causing serious injury. At her first court appearance, Comfort pleaded guilty to the charges.

According to the police investigation, Comfort placed the hot knife on the private parts of her niece for coming home late.

“She heated the kitchen knife on a stove, and placed it on the private parts of the nine-year-old girl, who lives with her. She attacked her for allegedly returning home late at night,” prosecutors told the court.

Comfort was remanded into custody after being denied bail.