Name: Suresh Mangle.
Died: March 6, 2021.
Age at death: 85.
Cause of death: Throat cut.
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.
Suresh lived with his son and his grandson. His grandson killed both him and his son Milind by cutting their throats, then jumped to his death from the sixth floor.
Shardul Mangle (Grandson), deceased.
Source: Mumbai: 20-year-old jumps to death in Mulund after killing father, grandfather
Died: February 1, 2021.
Age at death: 21.
Cause of death: Assault.
Location: Shanivarsanthe, Karnataka, India.
Disability: A “behavioral disorder”.
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.
Mahendra Kumar (Father), arrested for murder.
Karnataka man kills son with behavioural disorder
Name: Manu Savaliya.
Died: January 27, 2021.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Mauled by a leopard.
Location: Amrutpur, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Blind, intellectual disability.
Manu’s family allegedly chained him to his bed because he had fallen into a well when unattended, because he had bitten people, and because he “bothered the neighbors”. One night, Manu’s family had gone to a wedding, and the one relative left behind went with their domestic helper to go water their fields in the early morning. Manu, a strong man even at the age of 75, was attacked and killed by a leopard, unable to escape or fight back because of the chain.
Police are investigating a complaint of wrongful confinement against Manu’s family.
Gujarat: Chained at farm for attacking villagers, 75-year-old blind man killed, eaten by leopard
Blind man chained to bed killed by leopard in Gujarat (Caution: graphic image of body)
Leopard mauls to death 75-year-old chained by family in Gujarat’s Amreli
Died: January 17, 2021.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Disability: Mentally disabled.
“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.
Her mother, arrested, legal action initiated.
Her father, arrested, legal action initiated.
Her brother, arrested, legal action initiated.
Barabanki: Family wanted to get rid of mentally disabled girl, so killed her and created the story of rape and murder
Name: Akram Choudhary.
Died: January 14, 2021.
Age at death: 26.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Sangli, Maharashtra, India.
Akram’s mother-in-law allegedly asked her son and his friend to kill Akram because she was angry that her daughter had married a disabled man. Akram was stabbed to death.
Shabana Shaikh (Mother-in-law), arrested in connection with murder.
Aman Shaikh (Brother-in-law), arrested on suspicion of murder.
Ejaz Shaikh (Brother-in-law’s friend), arrested on suspicion of murder.
Source: Mumbai: Woman arrested for provoking son to kill disabled son-in-law
Died: October 17, 2020.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Decapitation.
Location: Moti Bhakhar, Dantiwada tehsil, Gujarat, India.
This twelve-year-old girl was raped and murdered; police arrested her cousin.
Nitin Mali (Cousin), arrested on suspicion of murder.
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
Died: October 17, 2020.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Smothered.
Location: Chatrapatti, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Paralysis, unspecified; nonspeaking/mobility impaired.
Mahalakshmi’s father allegedly smothered her because having to take care of her made it difficult for him and his wife to go to work.
V Paalanikumar (Father), accused of murder.
TN man murders disabled daughter
Died: September 2, 2020.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Poisoning.
Location: Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.
Shanthi’s father allegedly poisoned her and himself. Neighbors heard Shanthi screaming and rushed her to the hospital, but it was too late and she died. Police said he was worried about providing for her.
Chellaiya (Father), deceased. Ruled murder-suicide.
Pudukkottai man poisons intellectually disabled daughter, kills himself later
Name: Abhijit Rajak.
Died: September 1, 2020.
Age at death: 30.
Cause of death: Head trauma.
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.
Abhijeet’s uncle and sister-in-law allegedly murdered him by beating him to death with a shovel. Police say they tried to make it look like someone had robbed the family and killed Abhijeet by throwing two of the family’s bicycles into a pond; but some days later, a neighbor hooked a bicycle on their fishhook and revealed the fraud.
Chandan Rajak (Uncle), charged with murder, voluntarily causing hurt for robbery, and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Priyanka Rajak (Sister-in-law), charged with murder, voluntarily causing hurt for robbery, and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Murder arrests from within family
Kin held for murder of 30-year-old in Kolkata’s Topsia
Name: Umesh Balagi.
Died: May 18, 2020 (News story published).
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
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