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

Umesh

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Name: Umesh.
Died: May 1, 2015.
Age at death: 35.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Amatekoppa, Shikaripur, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Umesh’s brother rented a mini-truck, drove him out to the outskirts of a village, and ran him over. Police first categorized it as a hit-and-run, but they received tips that Umesh’s brother had taken out three life insurance policies on him and killed him to collect the money.

Perpetrator: Kumar (Brother), arrested, charged with murder.

Source: Man held on charge of murdering disabled brother

Ila Gandhi

No PhotoName: Ila Harjivandas Gandhi.
Died: November 15, 2010.
Age at death: 62.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Schizophrenia.

Details:
Ila’s sister-in-law paid their servant to kill Ila and her mother. Her mother survived the attack, but Ila died from stab wounds.

Perpetrator: Ramchandra Ganpat Gomane (Servant) and Rupal Gandhi (Daughter-in-law; caregiver). Acquitted.

Source: Sister-in-law gave supari to murder 62-yr-old in Mumbai
Senior citizen found murdered in Gamdevi

Karandeep Arora

No PhotoName: Karandeep Arora.
Died: October 25, 2010.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: New Delhi, India.
Disability: Visual and mobility impairment.

Details:
Karandeep’s parents either smothered or poisoned him, and then both of them committed suicide.

Perpetrator: Saminder Singh Arora and Mini Arora (Parents).

Source: Couple kill disabled son, commit suicide

Rohit Singh

No PhotoName: Rohit Singh.
Died: September 10, 2010.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Bthinda, India.
Disability: Visual impairment and injured leg from previous abuse.

Details:
When he soiled his bed, Rohit’s father beat him to death with a hammer.

Perpetrator: Gurmeet Singh (Father).

Source: Man kills disabled son for defecating on bed