An irresponsible father would be facing jail time after forcing his nine-month-old son to smoke cigarette and posting it on social media.
Muzammil, 36, thought it was funny to put the cigarette in his son’s mouth.
He then got his wife Ummu Slamah, 18, to take a picture and share it online.
The police on Madura Island, to the west of Indonesia, spotted the image and immediately arrested the father while the wife who took the picture was spared from arrest.
Bangkalan Police spokesman Bidarudin said, “We have secured the father for putting the cigarette in the infant’s mouth, even if the baby is his own child. The child had the lit cigarette in his mouth. The culprit sat the child up, and he also held the child up by the arms because he was worried that (the baby) would get burned by cigarette ash.”
However, according to the local media, there was no precise charge in Indonesian law of encouraging children to smoke. But Muzammil could be jailed for six months under the Child Protection Act.