A magistrate in Australia has slammed a Fijian mother for using a tribal stick to inflict ‘corporal punishment from the dark ages’ on her daughter in a bid to stop her drinking and taking drugs.
The 39-year-old who lives in Sydney, pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic violence related common assault on Wednesday.
According to a report from the Daily Mail the mother attacked two of her children, aged 14 and 17, after she discovered a text on one of their phones in which a friend suggested they should meet to drink and take ‘acid’.
In a fit of rage, she repeatedly punched the older child before grabbing her by the hair and attempting to beat her with a guitar.
After kicking and punching her, the mother pushed a Fijian tribal stick into her daughter’s chest as she cowered in
She then turned on her younger daughter, punching her in the face and pulling her by her ponytail, according to agreed facts.
According to the report Magistrate Michael Barko slammed the mother and said this is not the way mothers treat their children… it’s from the dark ages.
The woman was released on bail and police issued her with an apprehended violence order, banning her from assaulting or threatening her children.