When it comes to punishment Indians parents are on a completely different level. Last Saturday, a father in Dallas, Texas, decided to punish his three-year-old daughter for not drinking her milk by making her stand outside the house in the middle of the night. Since then, the child has been missing.
Wesley Mathew told authorities that he punished Sherin Mathews by sending her outside the house to stand by a tree behind their fence at 3 am in morning.The tree stood across the Alley.
When Mathews went to check for her after 15 minutes later, Sherin was gone. Sherin suffers from a developmental disability, and on that night, she was wearing pair of leggings, a pink long-sleeved shirt and pink flip-flops.
Mathews told investigators that he spotted coyotes that night down the alley. But investigators say there is no indication that one might have dragged the girl away.
Sergeant Kevin Perlich said the father did not notify police about Sherin missing until around five hours later, a delay he described as “certainly concerning to us.”
“That does not seem like a normal response that one would do if you have a missing child,” Perlich said.
Mathews was arrested on Saturday on the charge of abandoning or endangering a child. Investigators have seized three vehicles, cellphones and laptops from the family in an effort to find out what became of Sherin. Footage from surveillance cameras in the area is also being reviewed.
Mathews told police that he and his wife had adopted Sherin as a malnourished child, and that it wasn’t unusual for the kid to wake up late at night to eat so that her weight would increase.
While this is his excuse of the child being made to drink milk at 3AM, and eventually punished, authorities are casting a broad net in determining what happened to Sherin.”We don’t have any other indication or evidence that she was forcibly abucted from that area,“ he said.
Whatever be the reason, a child may now be in danger or dead for an adult’s ill-judgement.