Singapore – A Singapore mother faces a four-year jail term and a fine for having her 10-year-old son caned about 100 times during a marathon beating in 2007, the Straits Times reported Tuesday.
The woman, 39, had handed two rattan canes to her husband, the boy’s stepfather, which he used to hit the boy on the buttocks, arms and back for two hours on September
15, 2007, in the family’s apartment located in the northern Singapore public housing estate.
The boy was hospitalized for eight days after the lashing, a punishment for lying to his school teacher.
The hairstylist is charged with knowingly allowing the boy to be ill-treated. She is scheduled to appear in court on January 16.
The stepfather has been jailed for nine months after he pleaded guilty last November for hitting the boy. (dpa)