Umesh Balagi

Blurred photo, taken from behind, of a person in a white shirt riding a three-wheeled scooter down a dirt road.Name: Umesh Balagi.
Died: May 18, 2020 (News story published).
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Umesh’s brother gathered a group of men, ambushed him as he rode his three-wheeled scooter to go shopping, and bludgeoned him to death. The motive was a dispute over property. The killer also chased Umesh’s wife, who witnessed the attack; she escaped unhurt.

Perpetrator: Channabasappa Balagi (Brother) and several accomplices, charged with murder.

Source: Man bludgeons brother suffering with disability; murder over property caught on camera

10-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 17, 2020 (Body found May 21).
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
This ten-year-old girl’s brother gathered some friends, and together they raped and strangled her. He told police that he felt she was a burden because she could not do household chores.

Perpetrator: Zishan Ali (Brother), Sajid Ali, Amjad Ali, and Wajid Ali; arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Brother with three of his friends gang raped and murdered a 10 year old disabled girl
Shocking! Mentally Disabled Minor Gangraped, Strangulated to Death by Brother, 3 Friends
Jaipur: Man gangrapes, murders mentally challenged 10-year-old sister with his 3 friends
भाई ने 3 दोस्तों के साथ मिलकर 10 साल की बहन का गैंगरेप किया, फिर मार डाला; चारों आरोपी गिरफ्तार

Ramdas Dahikar

No PhotoName: Ramdas Ishwar Dahikar.
Died: April 21, 2020.
Age at death: 47.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Ramdas’s wife and her boyfriend poisoned him and tried to report it as a natural death, but when the police questioned her, she admitted to murder.

Perpetrator: Kanchan (Wife) and her boyfriend Ajay Shankar Chitalwar, both charged with murder.

Source: Disabled man murdered, wife & her paramour held

Sirshendu Mallick

No PhotoName: Sirshendu Mallick.
Died: April 18, 2020.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kolkata, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Sirshendu’s father strangled him because he would not put on a face mask when he left the house.

Perpetrator: Banshidhar Mallick (Father), charged with murder.

Source: Kolkata: Man strangulates son with disability for ‘not wearing mask’ while stepping out

Rajjan Kushwaha

Photo of a young Indian woman with a bindi on her forehead, her hair tied behind her head.Name: Rajjan Kushwaha.
Died: March 24, 2020.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Rajjan had been married to her husband because he promised to care for her if he got a dowry. Her husband liked to drink, and one day when he wanted drinking money, he became angry at her that he wasn’t getting more dowry money. He beat her to death with a brick.

Perpetrator: Ganesh Kushwaha (Husband), arrested.

Source:
Man murdered his wife with brick for dowry
Divine wife killed by crushing head with stone, herself reported to police

Harilal

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Name: Harilal.
Died: December 23, 2019.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Disability: Mental illness or disability.

Details:
Harilal, who had been mentally disabled since childhood, developed a drinking problem as he reached adulthood. When he came home drunk, his mother argued with him. Then, when he fell asleep, she strangled him and dumped his body.

Perpetrator: Islavath Chandi (Mother), confessed to murder.

Source:
Mother kills disabled son, dumps body

Mohd Amjad

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Name: Mohd Amjad.
Died: December 22, 2019.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Mohd’s mother and her partner beat him for bothering them. When they realized he was badly hurt and took him to the hospital, he was dead on arrival.

Perpetrator: Sultana Begum (Mother) and Ismail (Mother’s partner), charged with murder.

Source:
Woman, partner beat handicapped child to death in Cyberabad

Syamala

No PhotoName: Syamala.
Died: July 7, 2019.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Pedha Kothapalli, Nagarkurnool, India.
Disability: Mental illness.

Details:
Syamala was a married woman, but when she became mentally ill, her husband left her and she had to move back in with her parents. One night, her father killed her with a sickle.

Perpetrator: Eranna (Father).

Source:
Man hacks disabled daughter to death at Nagarkurnool

Ashamati

No PhotoName: Ashamati.
Died: July 6, 2019.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Balangir, Odisha, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Ashamati’s son was arguing with her husband, and when her son picked up a piece of wood and started hitting her husband, Ashamati demanded he stop. In response, her son poured kerosene on her and set her on fire. She died from her injuries.

Perpetrator: Santosh Kharsel (Son), charged with murder.

Source:
Man burns mother to death in Balangir
Man burns bedridden mother to death
Man sets bed-ridden mom on fire, arrested

Kushal

No PhotoName: Kushal.
Died: July 4, 2019.
Age at death: 2.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Aswal, Hunsur taluk, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Epilepsy.

Details:
Kushal’s parents tried to conduct an exorcism to cure him of his epilepsy. They beat him severely with a banana stem, and he died of his injuries.

Perpetrator: Parimala and Shashikumar (Parents), arrested.

Source:
Kid beaten to death by parents in exorcism