A 6 year old boy from Larnaca was abused by his Palestinian asylum-seeker parents. The teachers at his primary school noticed his injuries and alerted the police and Social Welfare Services. After examination the boy was found to have multiple injuries inflicted by beating and burns from a red-hot kitchen knife blade. The boy said that his mother was punishing him in this way for no apparent reasons. The parents have been charged by the police and will be brought to justice while the boy is currently with social services.