Tuesday, April 05, 2022
A woman in Hyderabad, India, was seen rubbing hot chilli powder on her son's face to punish him for taking drugs, Zee News reported.
The 15-year-old was first tied to a pole to prevent him from running away. Reportedly, he was being punished for his cannabis — locally known as ganja — addiction.
The video surfaced on Monday and now has more than 10,000 views.
Another woman can be seen holding the boy's hands so that the mother could rub the chilli on his eyes.
With the chilli's burning sensation, the boy screamed. Some neighbours could be heard asking the mother to water her son's face.
Reportedly, she untied the boy after he promised to give up his drug addiction.
Netizens reacted to the video, some condemning the act and questioning whether harsh punishments are effective in cases of addiction.
One user wrote: "This treatment can have a negative impact. Best is, friendly with your children and keep eye on them. Teenage is very critical time. They always think bad friends are best for them and parents are enemy [sic]".