- The woman wanted to know if the girl had told anyone about her talking to a stranger a few days earlier; incident took place in Santalpur in Patan district
Patan: In a heart-wrenching incident, a woman forcibly took the hand of an 11-year-old girl and dipped it in hot oil to “confirm” if she was speaking the truth. The incident took place in Santalpur in Patan district. The case was registered at Santalpur police station.
The accused is the neighbour of the girl. As per case details, the minor was alone at her home on Tuesday when the accused, Lakhiben Makwana, came to her house and demanded to know if the girl had told anyone about having seen her (Makwana) talking to a stranger a few days back. The girl denied such an act.
Not satisfied with the answer, Makwana demanded that the girl prove that she was speaking the truth. She took her to her own house and asked her dip her hand in the vessel of boiling oil. The frightened girl refused to do so.
Adamant on “confirming” the truth, Makwana held the girl’s hand forcibly and pushed it into the hot oil. The girl started screaming in pain. Her screams alerted other neighbours who reached the house. They rushed her to a hospital.
The girl sustained burn injuries up to the wrist.
Makwana was arrested by the police.
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