A Bulawayo woman was arrested for allegedly torturing her two stepsons aged 11 and 13 by pressing a hot electric iron on their left wrists as punishment after they were reportedly duped of an undisclosed amount of money and a laptop.
The incident which shocked residents happened on 16 March 2021 at Ntabazinduna Flats in Mzilikazi suburb.
It is reported that on the day in question, the woman aged 35 (name withheld) flew into rage when she got home from work to discover that her stepsons had been duped of cash and a laptop.
It is reported that she assaulted them all over their bodies.
When she reportedly discovered that they were not crying she then took it further by switching on an electric iron and pressing it on their wrists.
As a result of their stepmother’s dastardly act, the boys were reportedly left with wounds on their wrists.
The matter was reported to the police leading to the woman’s arrest and her subsequent appearance in court, charged with physical abuse as defined in Section 3 (1) (a) as read with Section 4 of the Domestic Violence Act, Chapter 5:16. For her alleged evil act, the woman was not asked to plead and is languishing in remand prison.