Dad padlocks son's mouth and batters him to death

In one of the most cruel child abuse cases reported, a Nigerian allegedly padlocked his four-year-old son’s mouth, while he battered him to death.

The 30-year-old man believed that the boy was a ‘child of evil’, and blamed him for his bad luck, according to a report in MailOnline.

He allegedly used a hot iron over his body and then locked him in a plastic drum.

Meanwhile, the man attempted to pretend he was mentally ill at the time of his arrest. But authorities claim his condition was normal, the report added quoting International Business Times.

He is charged with murder.

The incident came to light when the child’s mother returned home from the market and saw her son dead.

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