A city businesswoman has been accused of mistreating her step-daughter just weeks after she joined her household.
The girl’s parents separated and her dad subsequently remarried.
Her mother, who took up a job in the Middle East, initially left the girl under the custody of her grandmother.
According to a post on social media, the step-mum started living with the girl a few weeks ago after her husband brought her (the girl) to the city after she completed her primary education.
The young girl is said to have recently decided to cook pancakes for breakfast, but her step-mum had other ideas. She is said to have scalded the girl with hot tea on her right shoulder.
In before and after pictures shared on social media, the girl looks healthy when she was living with her grandmother and in the next one she looks thin and frail with an open wound on her shoulder.
Social media users are calling for the arrest of the step-mum and the return of the young girl to her grandmother.