An 11-Year-Old Malaysian Boy In Paris Was Abused By His Mother When He Refused To Dance
A Malaysian mother is currently under police custody in Paris after allegedly pouring boiling water on her 11-year-old son
According to French newspaper Le Parisien, a receptionist at the Adagio Paris hotel had noticed the frightened boy in the hotel lobby. He was reportedly dressed only in his pajamas.
“He went back and forth in his pyjamas. He looked frightened,” said a witness.
When the boy's mother showed up and began shouting, he had sought refuge under the front desk counter near the receptionist.
He had then rolled up his sleeves and showed the receptionist his injuries.
He reportedly had multiple burn marks on his wrists, legs and buttocks.
According to the boy, his mother had poured boiling water on him when he refused to dance at a performance
The boy was part of a professional dance troupe that was scheduled to perform in the city.
The mother, 46, was reported to the police by the hotel receptionist and was taken into custody for “torture and act of barbarity of a minor under 15 years of age”.
The boy, suffering third degree burns, had to be hospitalised.
If convicted, the mother could face a prison sentence of up to 30 years
In a report by The New Straits Times, Malaysian Deputy Chief of Mission to France, Mohamad Razdan Jamil, said the French authorities have assured that the boy is in good hands and in the care of the French Social Services.
“The embassy is unable to meet him as investigations are still ongoing. A request has been made and we are awaiting for an appropriate time to meet the boy. As for the mother, the police need to complete the initial investigations before we are able to meet her, subject to her agreement."
“We have conveyed the same information to the family back in Malaysia,” he said.