A man has been arrested in Egypt for punishing his seven-year-old child with bees.
The 35-year-old father is said to have tied the boy to a pole and covered him with honey to attract bees.
The boy, identified simply as Muhammad D, was cruelly punished after a neighbour accused him of theft in Egypt. Sources disclosed further that the cruel dad placed his son on the roof of their house.
It is, however, unclear how long the boy was left on the roof but 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.
Boy, 7, tied to pole and covered in honey to attract bees in cruel punishment by his dad
According to local reports, the boy’s mum, 29, 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 disturbing scene with her phone, with the images now being used as evidence against the dad.
TrillerTunes learnt that the man whose name is not mentioned has been arrested by the police. The incident reportedly happened at a village in the region of Shebin El Qanater on Tuesday, May 25.
The boy’s mum, who is reportedly now staying in a different village, also claimed the man beats her and looks for new ways to torture their child.
Prosecutors from the Egyptian governorate of Qalyubia have opened an investigation.