While the role of punishing children in parenting is debatable, many parents do use it to make kids realise consequences of their mistakes. But sometimes parents tend to cross the line as they can get too brutal.
In a shocking example of parenting gone wrong, a man in London recruited a person to perform genital mutilation on his 10-year-old daughter. He did this on two separate occasions as a way to punish the child.
Even as the girl cried out in pain during the 10-minute-long ordeal, the father encouraged the person to go on. A prosecutor told the court that it wasn’t done due to cultural reasons but was meant as a punishment instead.
The girl was cut by a razor on two occasions causing serious injuries as the father’s actions went beyond all boundaries of corrective or disciplinary action. Another daughter was subjected to verbal abuse by the father and a son was hit with a stick.
Meanwhile the man claims that his children are making up allegations and he didn’t cut them.