A 33-year-old woman in Zambia has been sentenced to five years of simple imprisonment after she pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Annie Chanda was found guilty of the charges against her. The incident took place on April 28th, 2013. Authorities claimed she injured a child, age seven, by pulling his manhood as a way to punish him for urinating on their reed mat.
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Chanda is the stepmother of the seven-year-old. She told the court that the child has been urinating on his reed mat every day, despite her warnings about punishment. Since her threats weren’t working, she decided to pull down on his manhood as punishment.
“I asked the juvenile why he had continued to urinate on the mat but he could not give satisfactory answer, I got hold on to his penis and twisted it with a view of stopping him from urinating,” she said.