While out in public, a three-year-old was brutally attacked. The toddler was in a Home Bargains store where he had wandered off to play with his brother. They were having fun with the balls when the boys’ father rushed over and then splashed the toddler with sulfuric acid as a method to punish him. CCTV footage captured the entire incident and showed how the father brutally assaulted his own kin with the deadly acid.
Because the boy is only three, he cannot be identified for legal reasons. But it is known that the sulfuric acid left horrible burns on the boy’s arms and face and occurred while he was at the store in Worcester. The father, 40, has been charged with the acid attack, but he is not alone. Six others were also charged in the violent crime against the helpless toddler.
While at the trial at Worcester Crown Court, the jury learned how the toddler kept screaming, “I hurt!” over and over again after his father splashed sulfuric acid in his face for playing with the balls at the bargain store.
Jurors were not certain whether to believe the story because it was so bizarre. However, when they saw the CCTV footage, they could not help but admit that it must have happened. It is clear that the father was carrying the acid in a container which he threw into the boy’s face.
The attack happened while the boy and his brother were just looking at the soccer balls. His dad attacked him out of nowhere.
Prosecutors described how the father was outraged after his wife and the mother of the children left him. The mother took the children away from him in April 2016.
That’s when the furious father “enlisted others” to help him attack his own children so he could paint his ex-wife as an “unfit mother.” He hoped the acid attack against his son would convince the court to grant him more time with the children. He was trying to pretend the mother did it or that it happened while under her care.
While in court, the boy’s father held a tissue to his face while the CCTV footage played. He was embarrassed and shameful of what he did. However, he was not alone in his crime. And the boy was left with a large burn on his arm and a smaller burn on his forehead, which required specialized treatment to heal.
Along with the father, his team of attackers was also charged. They include, according to Daily Mail, Adam Cech, 27, Jan Dudi, 25, and Martina Badiova, 22, all of Birmingham; Norbert Pulko, 22, and Saied Hussini, 42, both of London; and Jabar Paktia, 42, of Wolverhampton. The entire group claims they were not involved in the acid attack against the toddler.
Cech has closely involved the attack. Prosecutors say the boy’s father contracted him to be the one to throw the acid in the boy’s face.
On camera, the acid attack happens quickly. Prosecutor Rees told jurors: “What you have just seen is that person in a white T-shirt – you can just catch the moment where the arm is extended. That really is the hub of this case. That is the acid attack. It is over in a split second. You have, in the shot, Mr. Cech – there’s no dispute of that – extending his arm, out towards the child. His mother was a short distance away as the attack is carried out, and the sister heard the victim scream out, ‘I hurt, I hurt, I hurt.’”
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