The Kissy Police is having in its custody a woman, Haja Mansaray who at Old Railway Line, Kamara Bar, Kissy set on fire her eight-year-old daughter’s private part using a plastic.
Detective Inspector Vandi, head of the Family Support Unit at the Kissy Police Station, explained to Awoko yesterday that on September 10 at 2100 hrs, one Aruna Mansaray of No 8 Railway Line arrested the accused and took her to the police station, after discovering that the latter had lit the private part of her child.
The detective police explained that they had finished investigating the matter and found out that the mother was guilty of the allegation.
Asked what was the reason for such an action by the mother, the detective explained that, “the mother said she did the action because the child goes out without her permission. But other people say the mother said the child was fond of masturbating.”
The detective further explained that when the mother perpetrated that cruel act on the poor child on September 8, she hid the child till on the 10th when neighbours discovered that the child was unable to walk properly.
By then, he continued, the private part of the child worsened with sores. But it was when she confessed to one Aruna, who is her relative, that the matter came to police’s notice.
Detective Vandi said a medical report stated that the child suffered from abrasive wounds from the right knee and large blisters on the ladia majore which proved that she was assaulted with a blazing paper.
The mother, the detective disclosed, “is not staying with the child’s father but with another man who always goes out early in the morning and returns late.”
Reports say the foster father was unaware of the woman’s deed.
When this press contacted the mother she said “on Saturday night my child was brought to me because she had ran away to look at people going out to vote. The time was late when a boy brought her to me and I advised her to stop going out but unfortunately I was doing some work with hot water when she ran and fell into it, causing the wounds on her private part.”
She continued: “I found out that she had wounds and I used a G.V ink on her but when my brother Aruna returned home and found out what had happened, he brought me to the police alleging that I lit a plastic on her. But I did not do it, it did not happen that way.”