Maharashtra: 5-year-old scald with candle by mother, aunt

Navi Mumbai: Police on Thursday arrested two women, for scalding a five-year-old girl with a candle. The women held are the mother and aunt of the victim.

The duo apparently wanted to discipline the child. The women were arrested after the child’s father complained to the police.

Dhanjay Yadav, victim’s father said: “My daughter was being mischievous, and so my wife and her sister scalded her with a candle.”

Satish Gaikwad, a senior inspector said: “The victim had 19-20 burn marks. The accused said that the child does not help her mother and keeps messing around. Both of them have been arrested.”

Further investigation in the matter is underway.