Sheetal Ranot, 35, has been found guilty of brutality and endangering the welfare of a child, for abusing and starving her step-daughter Maya Ranot for over a year and a half beginning in 2014 when the girl was about 12-years-old.
One time the child was hit with a broken metal broom handle that cut her wrist to the bone and required surgery. Maya was also locked in her bedroom without food or water for long periods of time.
The Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said a jury weighed the evidence and the victim’s testimony in court, and found Ranot guilty of first degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The girl was put through unspeakable torture and violence by her wicked stepmother, and doctors discovered bruises, marks and scars all over her body.
Mrs Ranot now faces up to 25 years in prison. Sentencing has been set for September.
Rajesh Ranot the victim’s biological father is also charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He is to be tried at a later date.