An 8-year-old house maid has been hospitalized after her guaruan poured hot water on her for licking baby’s milk.
Mrs Ogochukwu Anichukwu and Mr Emmanuel Anichukwu have been accused of maltreating the little maid by beating and starving her.
The couple were recently dragged to the human right legal initiative in Ekwulobia, Anambra State following the injury the 8-year-old house maid sustained after allegedly being poured hot water by Ogochukwu.
According to reports, Mrs Anichukwu poured hot water on the victim because she caught her licking milk meant for her baby.
A Facebook user, Jane Iyke, shared the story of the incident disclosing that a human rights group has stepped in.
She wrote: “This case is before Human Right Legal Initiative Ekwulobia Anambra State already but if you know this girl Mma from Awgu Enugu State,k indly advise the family to come and pick their child before they bring her back in corpse.
“This child is living with Mrs Ogochukwu Anichukwu from Ndikelionwu and Mr. Emmanuel Anichukwu from Enugu State as a househelp in Nanka Anambra state.
“This girl’s offense was that she licked the milk meant for her baby, she poured hot water on her and locked her inside so that neighbors won’t see her in that state.
“The neighbours confirmed to have seen the girl eating sand severally because of starvation. She’s now used to flogging which was why the woman used hot water this time.
“The neighbor that reported to the Human rights legal aid according to them entered their house unexpectedly and caught Mma trying to run inside to avoid been seen as she was vehemently warned not to allow anyone see her.
“The girl is now in the hospital for proper medical care.”
Below are graphic images of the victim as shared by Jane Iyke.