A baby sister stepped on a three year old baby to bath her and grabbed the child’s hair to continuously slap in her face with water.
|Tran Thi Phung (L) make a statement with officials in Binh Duong Province on November 24 (Photo: SGGP)|
That were seen on a video clip, has been posted on the internet. According to Sai Gon Giai Phong reporters, the case took place at a daycare in Binh Thuan 1 Hamlet, Thuan Giao Commune, Thuan An District, the northern province of Binh Duong on the afternoon of November 19 or 20.
Yesterday morning, the commune authorities and officials from the province Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs investigated the daycare, which is also the woman’s house.
The baby sister, identified as Tran Thi Phung, admitted that she had bathed the baby in the clip. Meanwhile, the little girl named Ho Thi Thuy Ngan, baby of a worker’s family, living near the daycare.
Ngan usually refused to have a bath, so Phung stepped on her body to prevent her from running around, Phung explained.
There was a swollen scar on Ngan’s head while the remaining five children’s bodies were black and blue and with scratches. Ms.Phung said the injuries had been caused as the babies fell down at their homes.
Having been not licensed, Phung has worked as a child minder for workers’ families for ten years old. At present, Phung takes care of six babies, aged from 1-3, with the prices of VND300-350,000 a month, including food expenses.
Local officials said that Thuan Giao Commune now has about 20 unlicensed daycares. In the beginning of each school year, investigators from departments examine these basics and remind them to register for licenses.
However, with such thin investigation, the illegal daycares still have gap to operate and partly meet demand of poor parents.
Thuan Giao's population is about 9,000 while the number of immigrants is ten folds higher that number, Mai Thi Phuong, chairman of the commune’s Woman Association said.
In addition, the commune now has only one public and two private pre-schools, just able to accommodate 600-700 in the total of 2,000 children, from and below five year old.
Operation of Phung’s daycare should be halted to wait for decisions from authorized organizations, the chairwoman proposed.
|Video clip of the baby tortured case|