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Mother ties up screaming five-year-old girl on roof to burn in scorching Delhi heat as punishment

Cruel mother ties up 5-year-old girl and leaves her naked on roof to burn in scorching 43C Delhi heat as ‘punishment for not completing homework’

  • The disturbing clip shows the girl writhing and screaming on the burning roof
  • Her mother was ‘angry’ at the five-year-old for not finishing her homework
  • The hottest temperature in the capital Delhi reached a high of 43C (109.4F) that day

A cruel mother in India tied up her five-year-old daughter and left her on the roof to burn in the scorching Delhi heat as punishment for not finishing her homework.

Disturbing video shows the girl kicking and screaming as she tries to free herself as the painfully hot 43C (109.4F) sun descends on her from the Indian capital Delhi.

A neighbor took the footage around 2pm on June 2 in northeast Delhi, in Khajury Khas.

And after the clip went viral on social media, the Delhi police opened an investigation to identify the child involved.

This week, they confirmed they had taken “appropriate action” against a mother identified by her first name Sapna.

It is clear that she was arrested by the police for child abuse under Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act. The investigation is underway.

June is not only one of the hottest months in Delhi, it is also one of the hottest times of the day. The national capital is in an unusually long series of heat waves, with June maximum temperatures reaching 46C (114.8F) in some areas.

A cruel mother identified as 'Sapna' in Kajury Khas, Delhi, India, tied up her five-year-old girl and left her on the roof to burn in the scorching 43C Delhi heat as punishment for not completing her homework (pictured)

A cruel mother identified as ‘Sapna’ in Kajury Khas, Delhi, India, tied up her five-year-old girl and left her on the roof to burn in the scorching 43C Delhi heat as punishment for not completing her homework (pictured)

NDTV reported that the mother had left her daughter on the roof for five to seven minutes.

It is not yet known whether the girl suffered burns or injuries.

The girl’s father, Raj Kumar, a tailor, was not in the house when the ordeal took place. He told police he was going to have his bike repaired.

His wife was at home with the girl and her 11-year-old brother.

A clip went viral on social media of the girl kicking and screaming as she tries to free herself from the rope as the painfully hot 43C (109.4F) sun of India's capital Delhi beats down on her

A clip went viral on social media of the girl kicking and screaming as she tries to free herself from the rope as the painfully hot 43C (109.4F) sun of India’s capital Delhi beats down on her

Mr Kumar said that after he got a call from his father who saw the child tied up on the terrace, he rushed home: ‘My wife got angry and punished her. When my father told me, I called my wife a lot that day, but the next day a relative from our village sent me the video. I scolded my wife.’

The girl’s uncle, named Sunil, claimed that the child’s mother, Sapna, “beats her children at every little problem.”

He told news agency ANI: “If anyone in the family tries to interfere, she says they are their children and only she has any rights over them.

“She wasn’t like that before, that’s how she’s become over the past two to three years.”

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