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Mumbai: Stepmother booked for killing 6-year-old mentally unstable girl

  • Mumbai: Stepmother booked for killing 6-year-old mentally unstable girl

    Summary: A six-year-old mentally challenged girl was found dead in her Bhandup house on Monday, following which her stepmother was arrested. The cops alleged Pratibha Sawant (25) had been harassing the kid and before killing her she had even inflicted 20 burn injuries on her. Also Read: Stepmother kills girl, dumps body in a well Pratibha Sawant.

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    A six-year-old mentally challenged girl was found dead in her Bhandup house on Monday, following which her stepmother was arrested. The cops alleged Pratibha Sawant (25) had been harassing the kid and before killing her she had even inflicted 20 burn injuries on her. Also Read: Stepmother kills girl, dumps body in a well Pratibha Sawant.

    Pic/Rajesh Gupta According to the police, the deceased Payal Sawant was murdered on Sunday afternoon but they found out only when her father Rajesh tried waking her up on Monday morning. Pratibha had locked Payal’s elder sister Mayuri in one room and tortured Payal. She inflicted burn injuries on her and killed her by smashing her head on the wall.

    The accused has been booked under IPC section 302, was produced in Mulund court on Tuesday and remanded under police custody. Rajesh, a rickshaw driver, used to always bathe her before leaving for work.

    But on Monday when he tried waking her he saw that she wasn’t responding.

    He then took her to Agarwal Hospital, where she was declared dead before admission. Relatives saySpeaking to mid-day, the deceased’s aunt Sunita said, “Pratibha had put the girl’s body on the bed and covered it with a blanket to make it look like she was sleeping. When her father Rajesh came home and asked about Payal, Pratibha claimed that she isn’t well and is sleeping.

    ” Read Story: Stepmother sets minor girl on fire Her uncle Sunil said, “The victim was mentally unstable and she was weak from below the waist and needed help in walking. My family and I stay with them, and Pratibha used to regularly assault her.

    Source: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-stepmother-booked-for-killing-6-year-old-mentally-unstable-girl/16732181


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