A 7-year-old boy was tied to a pole and smeared with honey to attract bees by his dad as a punishment.
The boy, identified as Muhammad D, was punished with cruelty after a neighbor accused him of theft in Egypt.
According to reports from Egypt, the boy’s mother was horrified when she saw her son’s punishment and decided to seek help from a child rescue group. She also took pictures of the shocking scene with her smartphone. The photos are now being used as evidence against the father.
On Tuesday 25 May, the father was arrested at a village in Shebin El Qanater.
The boy’s mother, who is reportedly now staying at a different village, also alleged that the man beats her and looks for ways to torture their child.
Prosecutors from the Egyptian governorate of Qalyubia have opened an investigation into the matter.
His father, 34, is alleged to have tied the boy to a pole before rubbing honey on him to attract bees to sting him.
The father then reportedly placed his son on the roof of their house.
When he was found, it is reported that swarms of bees and mosquitoes gathered on the boy’s body while he was there and, as his hands were tied behind him, he couldn’t swat the insects away.
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