Stomper Linda was devastated when she noticed that there were bruises on her 11-year-old son’s arms, legs, shoulder, ears and face.
She says that the bruises are a result of her son’s female tutor punishing him. He goes to her house for lessons.
She added that this is not the first time her son came back home with bruises but this is the most severe he has been punished.
“My husband and I were shocked when we saw bruises under his eyes and all over his body. He usually has marks on him after every tuition lesson but yesterday was the worst,” she said.
Linda added that she and her spouse had informed the tutor to not punish her son months before, but the tutor insisted that that is the only way he would learn from his mistakes.
She said: “I heard that she even used the backscratcher and rolled up a ball of paper and threw it my son. She was highly recommended by my friends and I even sent my Secondary 3 daughter to her for tuition.
“My daughter witnessed him getting punished before but did not think anything of it since he did not pay attention or did not answer when asked questions”, she said.
Linda added that she has been trying to contact the tutor after seeing her son’s condition. However, the tutor did not respond to her calls or messages.
“After seeing my son, we took him to KK hospital. There we were told to lodge a police report and we did it,” she said.
Linda added: “My boy is a slow learner and initially the minor punishments were alright, but yesterday’s were too much. We told her not to punish him many times but she never listened and she still hasn’t returned my calls.”