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27 February 2024

Mom became my step-mom, says teen

By Correspondent

Colombo:  A 13-year-old school girl in Sri Lanka was abused by her own mother after she married a second time.

According to a report in Mawbima, Kalutara Chief Magistrate ordered the child be shifted to a children’s home to ensure her safety.

The youngster had lost her dad earlier. Following which her mother married again. And then her troubles began. The girl was required to sell clothes and do household chores, the report added.

“My mother became my step-mom after my dad’s death,” the Grade 8 student told police.