Woman arrested for burning son’s hand

New Delhi: A woman has been arrested for allegedly burning the hand of her 12-year-old son with an iron in a fit of rage in northwest Delhi’s Ashok Vihar, police said today.

On September 25, the 38-year-old woman burnt her son’s hand after his hand accidentally brushed against a container of wheat flour and it fell on the floor, a senior police officer said.

The child locked himself in a room till his father’s return who after getting to know of the incident approached the police.

The woman was called for questioning and confessed to burning the hand of her son as she was upset about having frequent quarrels with her husband, police said.