A daughter who reportedly beat and verbally abused her mother has been arrested and was in Police custody.
Police acted after a caller revealed the incident to Radio 87.5 FM on Monday morning.
Police said the mother has been taken to Vaiola hospital for examination and she was later relocated to stay with another family member in Ha’ateiho.
As we reported, a woman told the radio talk back show the mother had repeatedly tried in vain to escape while her daughter beat and verbally abused her.
She alleged the mother has been dragged from a car and on the road while neighbours watched.
It was also alleged the mother, who is now confirmed to be 68-year-old, had been held against her will and forced to bathe on her own after being beaten.
It was claimed the mother was losing weight and regularly sought help from her neighbour.
At one stage the neighbour had threatened to call the Police when the daughter allegedly arrived at her home to retrieve her mother after she tried to escape while she was being beaten.
Radio host Katalina Tohi said she was shocked to hear about the incident and said the radio station would contact the Police.
“That’s cruel,” she told the caller.
The caller alleged the incidents began late last year after the mother returned from the United States, but because she respected her neighbour she had been reluctant to call Police.
She said this morning she had reached the stage where she could bear it no longer when she saw the mother being dragged inside the house and beaten.
She said they could tell when the mother was being beaten because they could hear her crying and screaming.
She said that recently, while they knew she was being beaten, they could not hear her voice, a sign she was physically losing energy and weight.
The woman appealed to the radio station to do something to help as the situation was deplorable.
She said she would not go into details on the matter, but she was willing to give evidence with her family if there was legal action to save the mother.
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