Thai step son receives beating in front of school staff for “disobeying” his step father.
Reporters have investigated an alarming incident at a playgroup in the Klong Hat area of Sa Kaew province involving a Thai step father.
A five year old boy at the playgroup soiled his pants so teachers contacted the parents for a change of clothes.
The stepfather arrived and started berating the child for not following his orders. He demanded why he had disobeyed him and soiled himself again, reported Thairath.
Then in full view of the shocked staff he assaulted the boy hitting him three times in the face and splitting his lip. Then he went home leaving the boy with staff.
Thai Rath went to investigate the incident after a complaint was made on Facebook alleging that Ya Ba was involved.
They met with child protection agencies who said that the mother aged 25, was now on her fourth husband. She had one child with each of her previous three husbands.
One of these children was the victim of the assault by the latest husband.
They said there was further evidence of abuse apart from the incident at the playgroup as the boy has marks on his body. He is sullen and uncommunicative, they said.
He has now been taken into care temporarily as the authorities decide how to proceed in the matter.
No mention was made of any police involvement in the case at this stage.