A mother and her female friend, both 19, have been arrested for torturing the mother’s 2-year-old daughter for amusement, immersing her in boiling hot water and laughing at the ensuing agony caused.
Their motivation was that they found the infant’s crying and screaming “funny”, as it reminded them of a famous comedian on Japanese TV whose act involved being made to eat boiling hot noodles.
They hatched their scheme watching the girl spit out hot meat dumplings, it reminding them of the comedian.
They soon had a baby tub filled with boiling hot water, into which they forced the girl, holding her down in the water for a minute whilst pouring more scalding hot water onto her from a bowl, and apparently watching and laughing at the suffering caused as the girl rolled around on the floor afterward screaming “It’s hot!”
The daughter was hospitalised with severe scalding to both legs, and it was there that a doctor doubted the mother’s explanation of “a spill of hot water from a pot.”
After the case was refereed to specialists, an investigation soon uncovered what had transpired.
The mother admitted her guilt after being exposed: “I did an inexcusable thing to my daughter.”
She explained: “She irritated me by not doing as she was told. I remembered the comedian’s boiling noodles act, and decided to punish her.”
The mother’s infant son also suffered suspicious injuries consistent with being swung by the neck, and police are now investigating this possibility too.
The husband claimed not to have noticed any of this.
Via Itai News.