A woman from Duff Island, Temotu Province has been arrested on a charge of cruelty to children after she allegedly burnt her 6 year old daughter’s buttocks.
A police statement says the incident may have occurred earlier this week as the child was seen limping along the main road at Tenaru on Tuesday afternoon.
Anglican Sisters at the Christian Care Centre took the child in and called the police after they discovered what had happened.
Initial police investigations revealed the woman was angry at the time she caused burns to her daughter’s buttocks, causing her child severe pain.
She was arrested this afternoon at the Guadalcanal Police Headquarter.
Police are currently interviewing the woman and child’s relatives and friends, including the father.