The stepfather of a 6-year-old boy was arrested this Wednesday (31) on suspicion of assaulting the child. His mother was also arrested as an accomplice, as she knew about the attack and had not reported the man. The case took place in the North Plateau of Santa Catarina.
PM was called after boy was taken to the Emergency Room – Photo: Freepik/Reproduction/ND
The Military Police were called to respond to the incident of aggression after the boy was admitted to the Canoinhas Emergency Room. taken by grandmother. At the scene, she reported that he had fallen from the bed, but the teams were suspicious of the version due to the injuries to the child’s body.
According to the PM, marks on the boy’s face did not appear to have originated from a simple fall since, in addition to being swollen, there was blood inside his left eye.
Therefore, the grandmother was removed from the scene and a female police officer spoke to the child. At this point, he reported that on Tuesday (30) he had been beaten by his stepfather, who was drunk.
The police questioned the grandmother about the boy’s story and she then informed them that her daughter-in-law had asked her to tell the story of the fall because she “felt sorry for her husband”.
Arrests after child assault
Following the report, the grandmother was taken by the police to the suspect’s work, in the municipality of Bela Vista do Toldo. There, he was arrested. The teams then went to the family’s home, where they found the boy’s mother, who was also arrested.
The three involved were taken to the Police Station. The police took care of the child until the guardianship counselor arrived, who was responsible for him.