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Mother burns 11-year-old daughter’s private parts because she came home late from school

By Mason White 6:51 PM December 3, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A mother was arrested on a charge of child abuse after allegedly burning her daughter’s private parts because she came home late from school, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State police said that they arrested the mother, who was not identified, after burning her 11-year-old daughter for staying out late to play with her friends.

According to the police investigation, on Friday around 6:00 p.m., the 11-year-old girl came home and was immediately confronted by her mother.

After telling her mother that she played with her friends for several hours before coming home, the mother grabbed a hot iron and burned her daughter’s private parts.

The girl’s stepfather was not home at the time of the incident.

The girl was taken to a doctor, and he notified the police who arrested the mother.