Tamil Nadu: Anganwadi employee held for burning child's cheek with hot spoon

A woman employee of the anganwadi centre at Melakaatu vilai near here has been arrested for allegedly causing burn injury on the cheek of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl with a hot spoon, police said on Tuesday.

Nagercoil: A woman employee of the anganwadi centre at Melakaatu vilai near here has been arrested for allegedly causing burn injury on the cheek of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl with a hot spoon, police said on Tuesday.

Police said the girl told her father, an ex-Armyman, that the employee, Banumathi, had burnt her cheek with a hot spoon.

When he questioned the employee, she asked him not to make it an issue.However he treated his daughter at the military clinic and complained to police.

A case was arrested and the woman arrested under various IPC sections, including cruelty to children. 

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