Rekha Baloliya

No PhotoName: Rekha Baloliya.
Died: April 28, 2017.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired after accident.

Details:
Rekha, bedridden after an accident, was set on fire by her brother-in-law and father-in-law, who were angry that her sister was spending time helping her. She was able to tell authorities who had set the fire before she died.

Perpetrator: Lalji Baloliya (Brother-in-law) and Narshi Baloliya (Father-in-law), both arrested and charged with murder.

Source: Bedridden woman set ablaze, 2 held

Laxmi Naidu

No PhotoName: Laxmi Naidu.
Died: April 25, 2017.
Age at death: 76.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Delhi, India.
Disability: Disabled elderly.

Details:
Laxmi’s son hit her on the head with a brick, then strangled her. He said he had done it because he couldn’t pay to take care of her and she wouldn’t go to an old-age home or move in with her other son.

Perpetrator: Laxman Kumar Naidu (Son), arrested.

Source:
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Manubhai Bujad

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Name: Manubhai Bujad.
Died: April 25, 2017.
Age at death: 55.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Mithapur, India.
Disability: Physically challenged.

Details:
Manubhai’s girlfriend killed him because she wanted his money.

Perpetrator: Rukshana (Live-in girlfriend), arrested, confessed to murder.

Source:
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Lalitha Jane

No PhotoName: Lalitha Jane.
Died: April 8, 2017.
Age at death: 70.
Cause of death: Multiple murder.
Location: Nanthancodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
Disability: Visual impairment.

Details:
Lalitha and three other members of her family were killed by her nephew. Lalitha was chopped to death with a machete and then dismembered.

The other victims were:
Raja Thankam, 60.
Jean Padma, 58.
Caroline, 26.

Perpetrator: Cadell Jensen Raja (Nephew), charged with murder; ruled unfit to stand trial.

Source:
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Namrata

Photo of Namrata. She is a woman with black hair and light-tan skin; she is wearing sunglasses and drop earrings.Name: Namrata.
Died: February 16, 2017.
Age at death: Mid-20s.
Cause of death: Dowry death.
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Disability: Mental illness.

Details:
Namrata’s husband and his family were known to beat her. She died after falling from a 14th-story window; her body showed marks of abuse.

Her husband and mother-in-law attempted to flee police, but were arrested and charged with dowry death, a crime prosecuted in India when a woman dies under suspicious circumstances within seven years of her marriage.

Perpetrator: Deep Ratan Paswan (Husband), and Anuradha (Mother-in-law), arrested while trying to flee; charged with dowry death.

Source:
Husband, mother-in-law held under dowry charges for woman’s death
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Wikipedia: Dowry Death

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:
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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:
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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
Year after adopted child dies due to torture, heartless parent arrested in Chennai
Chennai: Lawyer held for murder of daughter