Police in Kabwe have rescued a 6-year-old boy who was tortured for failing to count 1 to 10 and arrested two of his female relatives.
The boy is said to have had his hands and legs tied to a tree while they stuck burning charcoal to his buttocks.
The cruel incident is said to have happened around 10:00 hours yesterday.
Witnesses said the boy was being punished for failing to count from one to 10 during home lessons conducted by two of his female relatives.
The boy whose mother is believed to be living in Makululu, is a nephew to the Mutales, the owner of the house where the act happened.
According to Watch Newspaper, the victim had his hands and foot tied to a guava tree, with a breezier underneath while the said girls Annie and Bufwayo whip him.