Namakkal (TN): A woman and her paramour have been arrested for allegedly branding her elder eight-year-old son with a hot iron rod at nearby Rasipuram.
The 26-year-old woman, who also has a six-year-old son, had left her husband some time back due to a misunderstanding and come to Rasipuram, where she reportedly developed a relationship with an autorickshaw driver, police said.
The incident came to light when the boy`s school teacher on noticing burn marks all over his body questioned him yesterday.
She then took him to a hospital and later to a police station, where he again narrated what had happened.
Both the woman and her 29-year-old paramour were arrested and produced before a magistrate last night, who remanded them to 15 days judicial custody, they said.