Nanako Tokutani

No PhotoName: Nanako Tokutani.
Died: February 13, 2021.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Drowning.
Location: Kawakami, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Police found Nanako’s body floating in a lake, and her father, soaked with water, in his car in the parking lot. He allegedly kidnapped her from her special needs school, took her to the lake, and drowned her. He told police that his daughter’s disability was “a burden to [his] wife” and that he wanted to “escape this life”.

Case Status:
Kazuhiko Tokutani (Father), suspected of murder.

Source:
Nara: Man killed disabled 10-year-old daughter ‘to escape this life’
Man arrested in Nara Prefecture allegedly killed disabled daughter “to escape this life”

Ekanthachari

No PhotoName: Ekanthachari.
Died: February 1, 2021.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Assault.
Location: Shanivarsanthe, Karnataka, India.
Disability: A “behavioral disorder”.

Details:
Ekanthachari’s father reported his death as an accident, saying he had fallen from a tree. But a post-mortem examination found that he had died from assault.

Case Status:
Mahendra Kumar (Father), arrested for murder.

Source:
Karnataka man kills son with behavioural disorder

“Sonam”

No PhotoName: “Sonam.”
Died: January 17, 2021.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Disability: Mentally disabled.

Details:
“Sonam” (not her real name), a 22-year-old young woman, was found dead in a field, and her family claimed she had been raped. However, a postmortem discovered that she had not been raped, and police began investigating the family. According to police, Sonam’s family admitted that they wanted to “get rid of her” because she was mentally disabled, and they had heard that the families of rape victims were receiving large sums in compensation. After they lured her out to a nearby field, police say, her mother held her, her brother strangled her, and her father served as lookout.

Perpetrator:
Her mother, arrested, legal action initiated.
Her father, arrested, legal action initiated.
Her brother, arrested, legal action initiated.

Source:
Barabanki: Family wanted to get rid of mentally disabled girl, so killed her and created the story of rape and murder

Michael Montgomery

Photo of African-American man with a mustache, wearing a blue top.Name: Michael Montgomery.
Died: January 13, 2021.
Age at death: 34.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; wheelchair user.

Details:
When they encountered Michael’s cousin, police say he was lying on the road in the middle of traffic and confessed to them that he had killed his cousin; when they searched his house, they found Michael’s wrapped body in a crawl space.

Michael’s caregiver says he was kind, caring, and often talked about how much he loved his family. “I know how he is, she says, “and how he would tell me, you gotta stay strong. Keep that smile on your face.”

Case status:
Jason Payne (Cousin), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
Affidvait: Man confesses to killing cousin, placing body in bag, inside crawlspace
Wichita cops found slain man’s body zipped in bag in basement crawl space: affidavit
Caretaker speaks out after former patient is murdered
Police identify man killed in disturbance at E. Wichita home
Wichita stabbing victim identified, cousin arrested

Joan Wheeler

No Photo
Name: Joan Marcella Wheeler.
Died: January 11, 2021.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Shooting.
Location: Medford, Oregon, USA.
Disability: Unspecified chronic illness; frail elder.

Details:
Joan was shot to death.

Police say her husband told them that he had shot her because he believed that due to her health problems, she would be “better off dead than alive”.

Case status:
James Edward Wheeler (Husband), charged with second-degree murder.

Source:
88-year-old Southern Oregon man accused of killing wife
88-year-old Medford man arraigned on murder charge

Thomas Gruidl

No PhotoName: Thomas Gruidl.
Died: November 20, 2020.
Age at death: Elder.
Cause of death: Blunt force trauma.
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; confined to bed.

Details:
Thomas’s son is charged with beating him to death as he lay in his bed.

Case status:
Flynn Thomas Gruidl (Son), charged with first-degree murder.

Source:
‘There’s blood everywhere’: 911 caller describes finding man allegedly beaten to death by son
Man charged with murder in father’s death

12-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 17, 2020.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Moti Bhakhar, Dantiwada tehsil, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Deaf.

Details:
This twelve-year-old girl was raped and murdered by her cousin.

Perpetrator: Nitin Mali (Cousin), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Disabled girl, 12, raped and beheaded ‘by her cousin’ in latest horrific murder to rock India
12-year-old differently-abled girl raped, beheaded by cousin in Gujarat’s Banaskantha
Disabled girl raped & BEHEADED ‘by her cousin’ in latest murder to rock India
12-Year-Old Deaf Girl Raped & Beheaded in Gujarat

Mahalakshmi

No PhotoName: Mahalakshmi.
Died: October 17, 2020.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chatrapatti, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Paralysis, unspecified; nonspeaking/mobility impaired.

Details:
Mahalakshmi’s father smothered her because having to take care of her made it difficult for him and his wife to go to work.

Perpetrator: V Paalanikumar (Father), accused of murder.

Source: TN man murders disabled daughter

R. Devarajoo

No PhotoName: R. Devarajoo.
Died: October 10, 2020.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kampung Baru Sungai Chua, Selangor, Malaysia.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
R. Devarajoo was murdered by his wife and his wife’s brother, who hit him on the head with a hammer and then claimed that he had been killed by a burglar. The two wanted to inherit his assets.

He owned a scrap-metal and transportation business.

Perpetrator: Aangela Dewi (Wife) and Vijaya (Wife’s brother), charged with murder.

Source:
Woman charged with murder of blind husband
Siblings charged with murder of sister’s blind husband
Woman, brother charged with murder of blind husband

3-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: September 20, 2020.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Cherus Village, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
This 3-year-old girl was killed by her parents, who had before then been locking her in the house alone. They said they killed her because she was “a nuisance” and “to save their love”.

Perpetrator: Charity Cheruto (Mother) Timoth Lihanya (Father), both charged with murder.

Source:
Couple admits killing and burying disabled daughter
What Is The World Turning Into, A Couple Admits Killing Their Disabled Child