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Mother shoves hot coal into 9-year-old boy’s mouth for eating her piece of chicken

By Mason White 1:05 PM January 29, 2016
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A mother is accused of burning her son’s mouth after eating her dinner.

The woman of Malawi, was arrested for allegedly burning her son’s hands and then forcing hot coal into his mouth as punishment for stealing her piece of chicken.

38-year-old Julita Matias of Mulanje, went out with her husband and left their 9-year-old son Kingsley Mame at home.

When they returned home, Matias discovered that a piece of chicken that she had prepared for herself before leaving her house was missing.

She accused her son of taking the chicken. She beat him, and burned his hand and mouth with hot coal, Mulanje police spokesperson Gresham Nkhwazi said.

The 9-year-old boy was only taken to the hospital three days later when his older brother told someone what happened and that person informed the police.

Matias was arrested on a charge of child abuse.