When a five-year-old girl failed to do her homework assignment, her mother decided to tie her up and leave her on the roof under the blistering sun. The mother, who lives in Delhi, India, has been branded “cruel” for torturing her five-year-old child because she did not do the homework she was supposed to do per her teacher’s request. Now, video footage from the incident shows the tied-up child writhing in suffering as she kicks and squirms, trying to free herself from her binds as she painfully deals with the 109.4-degree Fahrenheit temperatures in India’s capital Delhi.

A neighbor captured the footage of the torture on June 2, 2022. The incident occurred northeast of Delhi in Khajury Khas. The neighbor knew that they had interesting content on video, so they shared the clip on social media, and it quickly went viral. Now, people from all over the world are watching how this mother tortured her five-year-old daughter for failing to do her homework in a timely manner.

When the clip reached enough people, the Delhi Police jumped into action. They have confirmed that they have “initiated appropriate action” against the mother and are investigating all details related to the horrific incident. However, it is not reported whether or not the mother has been arrested or if her five-year-old child has been removed from her custody and given to someone who will not torture her over homework assignments.

The child was left alone in the sun during one of the hottest months of the year during one of the hottest periods of the day. However, Delhi has undergone unusual heat waves in recent weeks, which means the temperatures were even higher than average during the period of this abuse.

It is not known whether the little girl suffered burns or other injuries as a result of her punishment for not doing her homework.

The girl’s father, Raj Kumar, works as a tailor. He was contacted by police and told authorities that he was not in the house when the abuse occurred. He claimed that he had left the household to get his bicycle fixed and was not there when his wife administered the cruel and unusual punishment.

The girl’s eleven-year-old brother was home during the event.

Kumar said that his father called him and reported that his child was tied up on the roof of the building. As soon as the father heard that, he rushed home from the bicycle repair shop.

“My wife got angry and punished her,” Kumar said. “When my father told me, I scolded my wife a lot that day, but the next day, a relative from our village sent me the video. I scolded my wife.”

Meanwhile, the victim’s uncle, Sunil, said that he was outraged that the child’s mother punished her that way for not doing her homework.

Sunil told the news agency ANI that the mother “beats her kids on every small issue.”

He added, “If somebody from the family tries to meddle in between, she says that it is their kids and only she has rights over them. She was not like this before. She has become like this in the past two to three years.”

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