Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) A woman was arrested Sunday for detaining and torturing her six-year-old son at their north Kolkata residence, police said.
Rishibrata, who was tortured both physically and mentally by her mother Priyanka Mullick, has been rescued and admitted to a state run hospital for treatment.
A case was being field against Priyanka under the Juvenile Child Protection Act, said an officer of Chitpore Police station.
The matter came to light following a complaint by Priyanka’s neighbours that she was daily torturing the class 1 student and even keeping the child locked inside the house whole day when she was out.
A police team found the house’s door locked from outside and broke in to find the child with several injuries and cut marks on his body and his head partly shaved.
The woman is fighting a divorce case with her husband, who stays elsewhere.
The police officer said the child was even made to go without food on and off.