The mother asked the child to fend for himself. She even asked for forgiveness.
Trigger warning: Contains details of child abuse that may be distressing to some.
Kids can be a handful at times, but as parents, you find ways to manage them. However, abandoning your kids is not a suitable solution. But one mother seemed to think otherwise. She left her child alone in a public place with a note because he was naughty.
According to The Sun, a child was found sitting at a petrol station after his mother dumped him at the location with a note in Pelalawan, Indonesia. The note in his hand was a farewell letter from his mother. She wrote, "Child, forgive me. I am forced to leave you on the street as I’m no longer willing to see you suffer or tortured because of your mischief, every day you are causing problems. Forgive me, child. Take good care of yourself."
Noticing the helpless boy sitting alone in the dark, the local people took him to a nearby village. Later, the authorities were informed of the abandonment. Besides being dumped by his mother, the boy looked like he endured abuse. The boy had a cut on his cheek and marks around his mouth. Though it is not clear who abused the boy, some reports stated that it was the boy's father who abused him.
They also stated that the torture his mother referred to maybe inflicted by his father. According to a translated version of a Gridstar report, the events unfolded at the boy's house when his father came back to find two of his other children badly beaten up. When he inquired about the incident, the kids who were beaten up told their father that it was their brother. The events that followed led to his abandonment.
Enraged by the boy's actions, the father brutally punished him for his mischief. "The perpetrator pinched the victim's left little finger. The victim was already crying, but the perpetrator was still pinching the victim's little finger and ring finger with pliers," said Pelalawan Iptu Police Public Relations Officer, Edy Haryanto to Kompas.com, according to Gridstar. Still furious with the boy, the father continued to mercilessly punish him.
He went to the extent of threatening to cut his leg off. However, the boy's mother, who divorced the father, intervened and stopped it from happening. The mother then decided to get rid of the boy. Haryanto stated that the mother "took the victim away and left the victim in Palas Village, Pangkalan Kuras District."
The authorities are still trying to dissect the case. "Indeed, there are indications of violence against the child. But, we need to further understand what the background is, why it happened like this," said the authorities.
Meanwhile, officials called the parents to the station to understand the accuracy of the unfolding of events. "Today his parents, the family, the head of the RT / RW, and all related parties were summoned to be examined by the Pangkalan Kuras Police. This is to find out whether the child was actually dumped and allegedly abused by his parents."