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Social Welfare Jumps to Aid of Girl Tortured by Granparents

Social Welfare jumps to aid of girl tortured by granparentsThe Social Welfare Department has promised to assist the 11-year-old girl, who was forced by her grandparents to sit in boiling water as punishment for chronic bed-wetting.

The stepmother of the little girl, Madam Christiana Torkono allegedly forced her to sit on boiling water.

Her grandfather James Agbamavo, made matters worse by going to purchase indelible ink to apply on the bruised buttocks and left her in a room for days until police rescued her on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

The girl is said to be responding to treatment at the Police Hospital, after sustaining severe burns on her buttocks.

Director of Social Welfare Department, Stephen Adongo in an interview with Joy News said his outfit is conducting a background research on the victim, to determine how best to assist her.

Mr. Adongo revealed that the Department will foot the medical bills of the victim, who is currently on admission at the Police Hospital.

He added, should the need for rehabilitation arise, the Department will also take care of the cost.

The Director of Social Welfare Department added that they are also prepared to offer some psychological assistance to the grandparents, whose act the he described as abnormal.

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