Father Burn’s his son’s hands as Punishment for stealing

The town of Bamenda has again witnessed a normal phenomenon of ‘‘self justice’’ when it concerns stealing but this time around it is not the public administering mob justice to a thief but a father to a son.

A man has his own son’s hands burned with fire for stealing One Hundred Thousand Francs from his bedroom. The man is said to be complaining that this it is not the first time the boy is doing so. He cited several instances which the boy had stolen his money and this time he was not going to stay put. He had kerosene applied to the minor’s hands and set them on fire.

The minor incurred injuries and is now hospitalized at the Regional Hospital in Bamenda while the father is under custody for inflicting wounds on the minor.

Domestic stealing amongst minors has been on the rise in the towns of Bamenda and Buea lately since children have not been going to school as a result of the Crisis going on in the two Anglophone regions of the Country.

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