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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 30 June 2014

Source: GNA

Man boils daughter’s hand for stealing fish

A truck pusher is in the grip of the police for allegedly boiling both hands of his eight-year-old daughter.

The suspect, 25-year-old Jacob Kuli, a resident of Ashaiman, was said to be living alone with his kindergarten two daughter after the victim’s mother abandoned them.

According to the Police, Mr Joseph Adjetey Adjei, who is a resident of Apolonia and the landlord of Kuli, visited his Ashaiman house on June 26 at about 0600 hours.

Mr Adjei upon entering the house after exchanging pleasantries with Kuli, who was on his way to work, saw the victim with cane marks all over her body and burns on both hands.

The landlord questioned the victim on the cane marks and burns and was informed by the girl that her father boiled water and dipped her hands into it for taking fish from his soup.

Mr Adjei subsequently made a complaint to the Police and a medical form was issued for the victim to be sent to the hospital.

Kuli was then arrested, cautioned and charged with the offence of causing harm after investigations.

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