Couple arrested for scalding girl with hot frying pan

3 Dec 2017

Police have arrested a man and woman for torturing a 4-year-old girl, the woman's daughter from a previous marriage, by scalding her with a hot frying pan. Police said preliminary investigations revealed that the woman, and her second husband, identified as Lalitha M and Y Prakash respectively, wanted to get rid of the child. The couple, both 25 years of age, has been working as cook and watchman at a hostel in SR Nagar, police added. "The girl is from Lalitha's first marriage. She seems to have left or divorced her first husband and married Prakash. The girl was found with burn injuries on her body after her mother allegedly made her sit on a frying pan. The burn injuries seem to be from around 4-5 days ago," SR Nagar police station inspector Md Waheeduddin said.