A man inflicted serious injuries on his 7-year-old housemaid.

Aside the kid’s age, another thing that shocked the World is his reason for punishing the child.

The man, identified as Frank Isioma dealt with his young maid for failing to fill two water containers.

Eyewitnesses said that Mr Isioma and his wife had, last Sunday, sent the young girl (names withheld) to fill two water containers in their house from a nearby borehole, while they left for church service.

The couple returned from church to discover that the girl, aged about 7, was unable to fill the two containers before the borehole owner closed up.

Isioma started hitting the girl with sticks girl, leaving her with injuries. He also locked her up and left for an event with his wife, despite the pleas from neighbours.

A resident of the community, who gave his name as Harry, said they decided to invite the Police to inform them that Onwuchekwa poured a mixture of salt and pepper on the injuries he inflicted on her during the earlier beating.

Harry disclosed that the girl had suffered several of such beatings from Isioma and his wife.

The girl said she has not eaten the whole day and that she lacked strength to fetch heavy gallons of water.

However, a senior Police officer at the Eastern Ngwa Division confirmed the incident, adding that the girl is receiving medical attention.

This happened at Umuga Ovom in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria.

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