Son Probed For Cold Bath For Naked OAP Mum In Back Yard

Story ByAna Lacasa , Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

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This is the moment a son tosses cold water over his 83-year-old naked mum in the back yard to wash her and he is now being investigated by the police.

The incident was filmed by neighbours in the area of Santa Rosita located in the central capital Bogota and the footage was later shared on social media causing widespread outrage.

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In the video, the elderly woman, named Dolores Benavides, is seen being ‘bathed’ by her son who throws water over her naked body as she shrieks that the water is cold.

An unnamed neighbour told local media: “They are inhumane, bringing her outdoors at 9.30pm to throw water over her like an animal. He is out of his mind.”

Her other son, identified as Armando Barajas, said that he was unaware of the situation and has vowed to take care of it.

Barajas said: “Lately, the guy (his brother) is very stressed because he’s unemployed, but that’s no excuse for this kind of behaviour.”

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The local authorities have confirmed that they are investigating the matter.

The younger son, identified by netizens as Cesar Emilio Barajas, was reportedly arrested and later released.

He told local media: “I admit it was a mistake, but people do not fully understand the situation.”

He also said that their bathroom is too small for them both to be in to bathe her.

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The 83-year-old mother also defended her son, saying that he has always taken care of her and that people should leave him alone.

Barajas is reportedly undergoing regular evaluations with the local authorities and social services have stepped in to offer better care for his elderly mum, according to reports.

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