Malini pulled 8 year old Aarav into the room and shut the door. She had 'the Stick' with her. Aarav shuddered in front of her.
"I saw you with my own eyes. You were hitting that little boy. How can you do such a thing? Have you no heart?" She brought down the cane on him twice. Aarav seemed to be steeling himself not to cry. However, Malini couldn't notice such things. "You will be called a rowdie. No one will be your friend." She brought down the cane, once again. "Why did you do that?"
"Mama, I was only disciplining him," he said.
The cane froze in her arm.