Fijian caregiver jailed for over 8 years in NZ
60 year old Shahidan Nisha
A caregiver who is from Fiji has been sentenced by a New Zealand court to eight years and nine months imprisonment for abusing two boys.
60 year old Shahidan Nisha was sentenced on 27 charges by the Christchurch District Court.
Nisha is being jailed for abuse which involved burning the boys tongue with a hot spoon handle, burning his cheek with a heated poker, and forcing him to eat 12 hot chilli peppers which left his mouth burned and numb for days.
She had also hit, kicked, punched and beaten the two boys daily with household items including sticks.
They were beaten for offences such as playing when they were supposed to be sleeping, not doing household tasks and complaining about issues.
She told the boys to say the injuries were from playing soccer.
Nisha was also found guilty of repeated assaults on an elderly man whom she had been caring for.
It was revealed that she regularly punched the elderly man in the stomach and face.
October 2nd, 2015.