An anganwadi worker in Nagercoil district in Tamil Nadu has reportedly been arrested for scalding a two-and-a-half-year-old student. The 42-year-old worker was arrested for branding the childâ€™s cheeks using a spoon.
Banumathi branded a girl in the Melakattuvilai anganwadi centre. The reasons for scalding the child by the teacher are unknown.
According to reports, the child returned home with burnt marks on her cheeks from the anganwadi. When her father Govinthalingam, an ex-serviceman, went to the anganwadi to inquire about the incident with Banumathi, she threatened the girlâ€™s father by saying that it will lead to dire consequence if he goes ahead with the matter.
Govinthalingam took the child to ex-servicemenâ€™s hospital at Vettomimadam and also filed a complaint with Suchindram Police.
After the police investigation, it was brought to light that the child was scalded using a spoon and an FIR was lodged for using filthy language, for threatening and voluntarily causing hurt to a child with dangerous weapons, according to TNIE report.
The worker was arrested and remanded to judicial custody by Suchindram police.