Suspect of tortures on children was not their legal step mother

Astana. April 19. KazTAG - The suspect of tortures on three children using pliers was not their legal step mother, reports the Ministry of Education and Science.
"The investigation revealed that the woman was not married to the father of the girls and was not a legal representative of his daughters. The investigation revealed the facts of physical and psychological violence on children. The woman has been taken to pretrial detention facility," said the Ministry.
Police were reported about the situation on April 11.
"The management of the secondary school N 9 named after Kunayev reported about illegal actions in respect of schoolgirls of 6th, 7th and 9th grades. Police opened a criminal case under art.140 "Failure to fulfill the responsibility of raising a minor " in respect of  the father of the girls, and under article 110 "Tortures" in respect of his cohabitant," said the Ministry.
The girls are in hospital now.
"Doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists are working with the girls. Doctors said they are in satisfactory condition. When they are discharged from hospital the children will be transferred to their grandmother who lives separately with the family of another son," said the report.

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