The Fuerza Pública reported that a 6-year-old girl was disciplined by lashes with a cable. The 67-year-old grandfather was detained.
The case unfolded in Barra del Colorado Sur when a school director went with police to seek the child. The director told police that two days earlier the girl’s kindergarten teacher noticed marks on her back and legs.
The girl and a brother, 4, lived with the grandfather. Police said the man became hostile when questioned about the girl and that a warrant was needed to see her. The Patronato Nacional de la Infancia, the child welfare agency, is involved in the case.
The children were abandoned by their mother two years ago, police said.