A mum abandoned her eight-year-old son at a petrol station after claiming he was too naughty to look after, according to reports.
2 The mother dumped the boy on the roadside for being ‘too naughty’ to look after Credit: @cursedwibu/Newsflash
The boy was found clutching a note which said he was dumped at the roadside in Pelalawan, Indonesia , because he was “causing problems” at home.
2 In the note, the mother asks for forgiveness and tells the child he was causing too many problems at home Credit: @cursedwibu/Newsflash
The farewell letter said: “Child, forgive me. I am forced to leave you on the street as I’m no longer willing to see you suffer or tortured because of your mischief, every day you are causing problems.
“Forgive me, child. Take good care of yourself.”
Members of the public found the boy sitting at the petrol station late at night and took him to the next village before police were called to the scene, Gridstar reports.
Police said the child appeared to be showing signs of abuse, which could explain the reference to torture in the note.
A viral post on Twitter showed the boy wearing a red jacket, with a cut on his cheek and marks around his mouth.
Local media reports suggest his dad had been violent towards him because he was “naughty and often steals”, which prompted his mum to abandon him.
Police said the child’s parents have been called in for questioning to establish the circumstances behind the alleged abuse and abandonment, according to Indonesian newspaper Kompas .
Edy Haryanto, a Pangkalan Kuras Police spokesman, said: “Indeed, there are indications of violence against the child.
But we need to understand more about what happened.
“We will gather all parties to find out the truth of this case.”
The picture of the boy’s injuries and the note prompted shocked responses from social media users.
“It hurts to read this,” one Twitter user said.
Another wrote: “Everyone can make children, but not everyone can take care of children.”
A third said: “Children are varied – some are good, stubborn, active, passive – and you as a parent must be prepared to face all these risks.”
The police spokesman said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.