Alcoholic stepfather tortures minor daughter to death, Mother away
| Tuesday | 6th April, 2021
Police said the girl’s body has been sent to a hospital for a post-mortem examination. The accused has been taken into custody, but his formal arrest is yet to be recorded, police added.
A five-year-old girl was allegedly tortured to death by her 23-year-old stepfather in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, a report stated on Tuesday.
According to the police, the now-deceased minor girl used to live with her mother, a daily wage laborer, and stepfather at a rented accommodation in Pathanamthitta’s Kumbazha area. The girl`s stepfather, a native of Tamil Nadu, is addicted to alcohol and ganja. On Monday, the girl was allegedly assaulted by her stepfather when her mother had gone to work. Around 2 pm, the girl’s mother came back home and found her unconscious. When she questioned the accused about the girl’s condition, he severely thrashed her.
Later, the mother informed neighbors and rushed the girl to a hospital for treatment. The girl, however, could not be saved. Following this, the police were informed and a case was registered.
“Police are also probing whether the girl was sexually abused. Pathanamthitta station house officer Bineesh Lash said that they suspect murder as there were aberrations all over her body apart from wounds on her hands and legs,” a report published by The Times of India stated.
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