Devendra Prasad Misra

No PhotoName: Devendra Prasad Misra.
Died: November 18, 2016.
Age at death: 27.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madhapur, Hyderabad, India.
Disability: A “serious mental disorder”.

Details:
Devendra’s brothers beat him to death because they believed he was demon-possessed.

He worked as a security guard at at MNC, an IT company in Hyderabad.

Perpetrator: Birendra Prasad Misra, Mahendra Prasad Misra, and Dharmendra Prasad Misra (Brothers).

Source:
Hyderabad: Superstition led to man’s murder
Hyderabad: 2 arrested for killing brother, attack on another
Cops yet to find out cause of fight among siblings
Fight among siblings: Cops yet to find out cause of fight among siblings

Sirajubai

No PhotoName: Sirajubai “Vaijanti”.
Died: October 8, 2016.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Wadgaon-Gujar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Chronic illness.

Details:
Sirajubai’s boyfriend grew tired of her chronic illness, so he burned her to death and threw her body into a well.

She was the mother of three daughters and a son, and stepmother to two sons and a daughter.

Perpetrator: Hariprasad Yadav (Boyfriend), arrested.

Source: Irked by her chronic illness, man kills paramour

Shobhana

Photo of Shobhana, an Indian woman with her dark brown hair pulled back. She has light-brown skin and a bindi on her forehead.Name: Shobhana.
Died: September 26, 2016.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Edappal, Malappuram, Kerala, India.
Disability: Mentally disabled.

Details:
Shobhana and her daughter Shruthi, who both had a mental disorder, were living in a house by themselves. Their family lived nearby and were wealthy but apparently made no effort to ensure their welfare. Unable to care for themselves, Shobhana and Shruthi went hungry. After a week of starvation, Shobhana died and Shruthi was found weak from hunger.

Perpetrator: Her family.

Source:
Mentally disabled woman starves to death in Edappal
Mentally unstable woman found dead
Did mental illness and social neglect cause these two Kerala families to starve?

Kaushal Pawar

No PhotoName: Kaushal Pawar.
Died: July 8, 2016.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Belapur, India.
Disability: Cognitively disabled.

Details:
Kaushal’s father killed him and committed suicide by way of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Perpetrator: Mahesh Kumar Pawar (Father).

Source:
Man uses carbon monoxide to kill disabled son, self in Navi Mumbai
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Venkatesh

No PhotoName: Venkatesh.
Died: May 22, 2016.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Disability: Leg amputee, alcoholism.

Details:
Venkatesh worked as a stone-cutter until he suffered a leg injury, which got infected so badly that he had to have the leg amputated.

During a domestic dispute, his wife became so angry that she hit him over the head with a metal rod, killing him.

Perpetrator: Suguna (Wife), also called Sugunamma, charged with murder.

Source:
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Hyderabad: Drunk wife murders handicapped husband
Pregnant woman killed in accident

Unknown Male

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Name: (Male) (Unknown).
Died: April 6, 2016.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Khamariya, India.
Disability: HIV/AIDS.

Details:
This 40-year-old man was a truck driver by profession. He had fallen ill, been diagnosed with AIDS, and kept it secret, fearing stigma. When his wife and father-in-law found out that he was HIV-positive, they conspired with other in-laws to strangle him to death.

Perpetrator: His wife, father-in-law, and other in-laws. No arrests; investigation ongoing.

Source:
Wife And In-Laws Kill Bareilly Man After He Was Diagnosed HIV Positive
AIDS patient killed by wife, in-laws in India
AIDS patient in India allegedly killed by wife, in-laws

Payal Sawant

No PhotoName: Payal Sawant.
Died: November 30, 2015.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Paraplegic, intellectually disabled.

Details:
Payal and her 8-year-old sister were tortured by their stepmother when their father was away at work. Payal’s stepmother tried to pass off her death as a natural one, but police saw the marks of abuse on her body. Payal may have died when she was strangled, or when she had her head slammed into a wall.

Perpetrator: Pratibha Sawant (Stepmother); charged with murder.

Source:
Bhandup woman held for torturing, killing stepdaughter
Mumbai: Stepmother booked for killing 6-year-old mentally unstable girl

Vishal Gaikwad

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Name: Vishal Gaikwad.
Died: October 27, 2015.
Age at death: 19.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Pashan, Pune, India.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Details:
Vishal’s father killed him and his mother (Arati Gaikwad, age 35) with an axe before hanging himself.

Perpetrator: Raju Laxman Gaikwad (Father).

Source: Man hacks son, wife to death, then hangs self

Gulpreet Kumari

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Name: Gulpreet Kumari.
Died: October 2, 2015.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Panchkula, Haryana, India.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
Wanting a new life with a new boyfriend, Gulpreet’s mother decided to kill the autistic twelve-year-old; while Gulpreet’s mother held her down, her mother’s boyfriend strangled her. They passed Gulpreet’s death off as natural and due to her disability.

On November 29, 2015, Gulpreet’s parents killed Gulpreet’s younger brother Gurjant, dumped his body, and reported him missing. When his body was found in a field, police investigated Gulpreet’s death too and found she and her little brother had both been murdered.

Perpetrator: Mukesh Kumari (Mother) and Haryana Shekhar (Mother’s boyfriend); charged with murder.

Source: Police bring accused mother, her paramour from Jind
Woman arrested for murdering son, daughter

Gurneer Chaddha

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Name: Gurneer Chaddha, also spelled “Gunoor” or “Gurneet”.
Died: September 14, 2015.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Rajouri Garden, West Delhi, India.
Disability: Liver disease, asthma, intellectual disability, from aspiration of amniotic fluid during birth.

Details:
Gurneer’s mother spent a lot of money at private hospitals to try to cure her daughter. She strangled Gurneer before killing herself; in her suicide note, she said that she had killed her daughter because Gurneer’s illness could not be cured.

Perpetrator: Vidhi Chaddha (Mother).

Source: Delhi woman kills child, self over deadly disease