The Jakarta Post
Jambi Police arrested on Friday a 24-year-old woman for allegedly pouring boiling water over her 51-year-old-mother.
Jambi Police's head of women and children's unit Second Insp. Vani said the suspect, identified only as AF, told authorities that she was upset at her mother for not agreeing to her reuniting with her ex-husband.
The suspect claimed that her mother had been unhappy ever since she had started getting back with her ex-husband.
"They argued about this matter a lot. AF refused to take her mother's advice, she was upset, so she assaulted her mother," Vani said.
She said AF was boiling water to make tea while her mother was doing laundry when the incident happened.
"Suddenly AF went to her mother and poured the boiling water over her face," Vani explained.
AF's mother reported the assault to the Jambi Police.
AF was charged under Article 44 of Law No. 23/2004 on the eradication of domestic violence. (nal)