Mirudula

No PhotoName: Mirudula (n/a).
Died: July 7, 2016.
Age at death: 4.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Chintadripet, Chennai, India.
Disability: Stuttering.

Details:
Mirudula’s parents put her in speech therapy, and became frustrated when she did not respond well to it. She died because her parents tried to cure her speech impediment through “shock treatment”–they beat her, threatened her with a knife, tried to suffocate her with a pillow, and eventually hit her so hard that they caused fatal injuries to her head and internal organs.

Perpetrator: X Gerald (Adoptive father), charged with murder; Sangeetha (Adoptive mother), under suspicion.

Source:
Lawyer held for murder, year after adopted daughter’s death
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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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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

Chaitanya Balpande

Photo of Chaitanya Balpande, an adolescent boy.Name: Chaitanya Balpande.
Died: August 5, 2015.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Cerebral palsy (spastic diplegia).

Details:
Chaitanya’s mother abused him, beating him for limping when he walked, starving him, locking him up, and making him exercise for hours at a time. Chaitanya died of injuries received when his mother and his mother’s boyfriend beat him with a cricket bat.

Perpetrator: Rakhi Balpande (Mother), Sumit More (Mother’s boyfriend); charged with murder.

Source: 13-yr-old was beaten to death with cricket bat he considered lucky

Thenmozhi, Vasanthi, and Vasantha Kumar

No PhotoName: Thenmozhi.
Age at death: 18.
Disability: Malaikan (night blindness).

Name: Vasanthi.
Age at death: 16.
Disability: Mental illness; unspecified physical disability.

Name: Vasantha Kumar.
Age at death: 14.
Disability: Unspecified physical disability.

Died: May 27, 2015.
Cause of death: Multiple murder-suicide.
Location: Markandeyapuram, Dindigul, India.

Details:
Sisters Thenmozhi and Vasanthi, and their brother Vasantha, were poisoned by their parents in a murder-suicide.

Perpetrator: Murugesan (Father). Krishnaveni (Mother).

Source: Dejected Couple Kill 3 Disabled Wards, Commit Suicide

Fardeen Khan

Photo of Fardeen Khan, a little boy sitting on a chair.Name: Fardeen Khan.
Died: May 17, 2015.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chandni Mahal, central Delhi, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
After an argument between his parents, Fardeen was bludgeoned to death by his father.

Fardeen’s disability is unknown, but it may be cerebral palsy, from a fall to the floor as a baby.

Perpetrator: Nazar Khan (Father).

Source: Man kills disabled son