The child is with his grand parents and will be blamed for his parents' sentences. Who will monitor how he is treated now?
I am sure the parents of the child may have had the same problem as the poor child....wetting the bed,.. ask their parents !!! I blame the education and parenting culture in India,.. it produces tond of engineers etc and reduce the human in them to a mere robot,.. they lack all other necessary developmental education to become good humans, let alone good parents.
While the couple must be cursing their bad luck of getting caught in their act of child abuse, past and present, in a Scandanavian country, where the punishment is harsh; hope our law makers take a note of it and frame adequate legal protection and social support for millions of such hapless kids
The allegations, if true, justify the punishment.
Hats off, to the system that allowed the child to speak up against the mother as well as the father, given the brainwashing that kids undergo that 'dads are bad, moms are good' - the Freudian bias.
It would have been helpful to know from the courts as to which parent did what,since there is a difference in the quantum of punishment, between the genders - was it merely gender bias?
If there's proof of the child being burned or beaten with belt, I really don't see why the couple deserves our sympathy. Indian culture certainly doesn't condone abuse of the child even if it's practiced commonly enough in the country. Abuse of the child is a pointer to deficiencies in the parent(s).