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Mom burns son's hands, mouth over missing piece of chicken
28 Jan 2016 at 11:20hrs | Views
Lilongwe - A Malawian mother has been arrested for allegedly burning her son's hands and forcing burning coal into his mouth because of a stolen piece of chicken.
Nyasa Times reported that the woman, Julita Matias, 38, from Mulanje district, had gone out with her husband and left her son, Kingsley Mame, 9, at home.
When they returned home, Matias discovered that a piece of the chicken that she had prepared before leaving was missing.
The son was only taken to the hospital three days later when his older brother told the village headman what took place, who then reported it to the police.
Matias is currently in police custody.
Source - Nyasa Times