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Children's Court: Islam says I can, claims teen who beat sister
by Karen Matthews
A Geelong teenager has told a court he is entitled to beat and whip his younger sister because he is her guardian according to Islam.
A Children's Court heard the 17-year-old also resisted police during his arrest, telling them later he hoped officers would either shoot him or send him back to Afghanistan.
The youth pleaded guilty on Thursday to assault and breaching an intervention order.
A police prosecutor said that, on December 19 last year, the boy went to his mother's house and attacked his teenage sister with a metal spoon, hitting her on the arms and causing bruising.
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