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Woman uses hot knife to burn 13-year-old girl because her husband raped her

By Mason White 9:26 AM July 9, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A woman was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly burning a teen girl because her husband raped her several times, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State police said that they have arrested Chibuzor Onyeji and her husband Francis, after she was accused of burning the 13-year-old girl and he was accused of raping her.

The 13-year-old girl had been living with the couple after the woman’s sister couldn’t take care of her.

According to the police investigation, the woman burned the girl on many parts of her body with a hot knife, which she heated over the stove.

The woman intended to cripple and disfigure her niece after learning that her husband was having sex with the girl behind her back.

The girl was rushed to a hospital after suffering burns on her legs, arms and shoulders. The husband gave the girl money and gifts to buy her silence.

The sexual abuse came to light after the girl brought a large sum of money to school. When a teacher asked the girl about the cash, she admitted that it was a gift from her uncle.

The girl was handed over to the custody of social services.