Video: 2-Year-Old Indian-Origin Kid Burnt by Nanny in US
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A two-year old Indian-origin baby boy was burned by his nanny with a curling iron. The incident was captured by a security camera leading to her arrest, police said.
The baby's mother, Angela Persaud, noticed the burn signs on the little Alexander's hand and feet. She also checked the security camera video installed at their home in the New York suburb of Baldwin, reported by WABC TV. The recording showed the nanny, Nasipho Nxumalo, burning him.
Police arrested Nxumalo, 21, on Thursday and charged her with assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to media reports. NBC New York reported that according to court documents, the woman admitted to committing the crime, saying, "The child wouldn't listen. I wanted to discipline him using the iron, so I burned him."
The injuries were not serious, according to the mother. "It's a little superficial burn now, but it was welted (Thursday)," she told WABC. Describing what she saw on the security camera video, Angela Persaud told WCBS that the nanny "pulled out the curling iron several times. She heated it up. You see her showing him that it's going to be hot. You see her yelling at him. You see her grab him a few times."
The alleged incident took place while the parents were at work and the nanny was looking after the baby.
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