Twins burnt with hot water for stealing food

April 20, 2017
Boiling water


The police have confirmed the arrest and charge of a woman who reportedly dipped her children's hands in a pan of boiling water because they stole food from the dinner pot.

Charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm is Theresa Peters, 24 year-old labourer of Vaz Delight, Kitson Town, St Catherine.

Detective Constable Barrington Brown of the Guanoboa Vale police said the victims are seven-year-old twins.

"The mother of the two victims was charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and is for court next week to answer the charge. She is also the mother of three other children. It is a sad situation all round," Brown told THE STAR.

THE STAR understands that Peters was in the process of cooking ackee and saltfish and dumplings for dinner.

She reportedly went to another section of the premises and when she returned, realised the twins took out some of the food.

The irate mother reportedly boiled some water, grabbed the boys and then shoved their hands in the container with hot water.

The police told THE STAR that the injury was noticed when the children turned up for school.

The police were called in, and following an investigation, Peters was arrested and charged.

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