Kopai Police arrested a mother for abusing her 9-year-old daughter after footage of the abuse went viral on social media, particularly Facebook. The video, recorded on a mobile phone and uploaded to YouTube and Facebook shows the mother, enraged over what appears to be a standoff with her daughter who seems reluctant to have a bath.
Footage showed the mother beating the child with a large stick, before using what looked to be a knife on the child. She later grabs the child by her hair and flings her aside, while a younger child looks on. The mother-of-three was produced before the Jaffna Magistrate and remanded till October 7. Her nine-year-old daughter was given over to probation officers, sources said.