Goa Woman Allegedly Burns 9-Year-Old Boy's Hand As Punishment At Creche

The incident took place four days ago, according to the FIR, but the victim informed his parents about the injuries only on Tuesday.

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Goa Woman Allegedly Burns 9-Year-Old Boy's Hand As Punishment At Creche

The accused allegedly burnt the boy's hand with a red-hot tong as punishment (Representational)

Panaji:  A case was filed against a creche operator in the port town of Vasco on Tuesday for injuring a nine-year-old boy, police said.

The FIR filed by the victim's mother alleges that Renu Halpatti, 52, who has filed for anticipatory bail, had burnt the boy's hand with a red-hot tong as punishment for behaving improperly.

"The accused had threatened the victim not to disclose the injury to his parents," the complaint says.

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The incident took place four days ago, according to the FIR, but the victim informed his parents about the injuries only on Tuesday.

"We have filed a complaint under Section 328 (causing hurt intentionally) of the IPC and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act," police officer Nolasco Raposo told reporters.

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