Sick parents keep 7-year-old kid chained for 5 monthsAugust 15th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): A seven-year-old boy was kept chained up at home for five months by his parents because they could not afford a nanny.
Social services and police freed Ilko Todorov after a tip-off from neighbours who claimed they saw him tied to a long steel chain by his leg in the family home in the town of Goce Delchev, Bulgaria.
The chain, attached to his leg, only allowed him to move though a limited space in the house and is reported to have caused injuries.
Ilko Todorov was shackled like a dog each morning before his parents went to work.
They kept him like a dog, The Sun quoted neighbour Nikifor Ivanov, as saying.
Ilvos dad Ilija, 40, a metal worker, and mum Marija, 34, face cruelty charges.
Ilko, speaking at a foster home, said: Im happy here. I miss my mum, but not my dad.
Cleaner Marija blamed her partner, saying she was afraid of him. (ANI)