The document included gruesome information about the deceased being burned with cigarettes and how the accused allegedly rubbed chillies inside the child’s vagina, Rising Sun Chatsworth reported.
Naidoo’s grandmother, Salatchee Basanich, 55, and mother, Patricia Kershnie Ishwarlal, 31, face 15 charges including multiple counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, child abuse, sexual assault, a count of murder and one of rape.
According to the indictment, three-year-old Jamie Faith Naidoo and her two siblings, aged 11 and 8, faced torture and abuse for several years while the youngest of the children, a two-year-old girl, was spared.
“On Monday, November 17, 2014, Ishwarlal was at the children’s residence. During the morning, she slapped Jamie and pushed her onto the floor…In order to punish Jamie, Basanich did not give her any food to eat and tied her to the bed,” the indictment read.
It is believed that on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Basanich continuously slapped Naidoo in the face until her mouth began to bleed.
“On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Basanich removed Jamie’s underwear and made her lie on the floor. Thereafter, she pinched Jamie on her vagina and burnt her with a cigarette repeatedly on her vagina,” indictment stated.
Further incidents of torture and abuse indicated in the indictment revealed that Basanich had burnt Jamie’s pubic area with a cigarette, inserted a burning cigarette into Jamie’s vagina and had inserted her fingers and also rubbed chillies inside Jamie’s vagina.
The document further stated Ishwarlal, would use Jamie and the other siblings to beg for money on the streets of Durban.
According to the indictment, the 11-year-old boy was forced to beg for money on the streets of Durban and his penis would be pinched or burnt with a cigarette if he refused.
The eight-year-old girl was also struck with an open hand, belt, ruler, shoes and a wooden spoon. She was pinched and burnt with a cigarette and a hot iron on her body. She was also allegedly struck with a wooden spoon on her vagina.
The indictment indicated that none of the children had received medical treatment for their injuries.
Both Basanich and Ishwarlal are expected to appear in the Durban High Court on December 8. Both accused were remanded into police custody and sent back to Westville Prison.
– Caxton News Service