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Woman Whips 2-Year-Old Boy Across His Face For Breaking Her Phone Case

Woman Whips 2-Year-Old Boy Across His Face For Breaking Her Phone Case

The woman allegedly accused the toddler of breaking her credit card and damaging her mobile phone case and since she couldn't control her anger, she whipped him.

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Trigger Warning: This story contains details of child abuse that readers may find disturbing. 

A two-year-old boy was reportedly punished severely for something as trivial as breaking a mobile phone case, reports Mirror. The toddler was allegedly whipped by a woman as punishment and has now been left with horrific injuries. The incident is said to have taken place in the town of Warnes near the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz. Pictures of the boy, evidently in pain, with cut marks all over his face and back had been circulating on social media, which brought the incident to light in the first place. Soon after, an investigation was launched to get to the bottom of this.



 

The victim was reportedly left in the care of his 13-year-old sister in their rented home. The suspect has been identified as the landlady’s niece Lizeth, as per La Voz. Lizeth allegedly accused the toddler of breaking her credit card and damaging her mobile phone case and since she couldn't control her anger, she whipped him. According to the victim's sister, Lizeth either used a metal wire or a stick to harm the little boy. The images went viral, prompting interior minister Eduardo del Castillo to call for a full investigation. Social security official Glen Antelo alleged there had been "friction between the niece and the children in the past".



 

Del Castillo revealed that the suspect has been arrested and that the family will be given psychological and legal help over the assault. It has also been reported that another woman, whose identity has not been revealed, has been arrested. The investigation is still underway. Similarly, we reported a case of abuse that resulted in death. On the day he was supposed to turn one, a baby boy sustained horrific sexual abuse that was inflicted upon him by his mother and her boyfriend. According to Daily Mail, the boy died 'in horror and pain' on his first birthday, prosecutors said.



 

When Hoss Wayne Benham was taken to the hospital and the doctors found that he had 89 injuries across his body when he was taken to a hospital in Cullman, Alabama. According to the police, his mother, Crystal Ballenger, and her boyfriend, Jeffrey Hugh Brown initially claimed that baby Benham had died in the bathtub at their trailer when they took the unresponsive baby to the hospital. When the doctors performed an autopsy after his death, they found that Benham had 38 injuries on his head and neck sustained by blunt-force trauma. He had four injuries on each of his eyes, 19 on his arms and legs, six on his torso, and seven on his genitals as well as seven burns to the right foot and four burns to the left foot.



 

Police statements also revealed that the boy's skull had sustained fractures, and it was even in the court documents sustained by local media. Prosecutors state the injuries symbolize Benham suffered both physical and sexual torture at the hands of his mother and Brown. After the autopsy report - which showed that the baby suffered from 89 injuries, including 38 injuries to the head and neck- was released, Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock sought the death penalty." Benham died on March 11, 2014, the same day he would have turned a year old. His mother and her partner were indicted on capital murder charges in 2015.



 

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