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

Shabhana

Photo of an Indian woman wearing a white headscarf.Name: Shabhana.
Died: June 23, 2019.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Narol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
Shabhana’s husband bludgeoned her to death. Her family suspects him of killing two of his previous wives as well and reports that he used to suspect her of having an affair.

Shabhana was the oldest of three sisters.

Perpetrator: Abdul Razak Shaikh (Husband), charged with murder.

Source:
Man murders disabled wife in Narol

Vivek Kakadiya

No PhotoName: Vivek Kakadiya.
Died: March 28, 2019.
Age at death: 22.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Khijaria village, Visavadar taluka, Junagadh district, Gujarat, India.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
Vivek’s sister-in-law strangled him because she believed he was “a burden… she would have to carry for the rest of her life”.

Perpetrator: Daya Kakadiya (Sister-in-law), charged with murder.

Source: Gujarat: Woman held for killing brother-in-law with learning disability

Kashaiah P

No Photo
Name: Kashaiah P.
Died: March 20, 2019.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Disability: Physical disability.

Details:
Kashaiah’s wife was having an affair. She and her boyfriend conspired to kill Kashaiah; they got him drunk and strangled him in the middle of the night, then tried to make it look like a suicide.

He worked as a watchman.

Perpetrator: P Nagalaxmi (Wife) and K Saidulu (Wife’s boyfriend), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source:
Physically handicapped killed by wife, paramour
Hyderabad: Woman, lover held for husband’s murder

Harish and Santosh

Photo of Santosh and Harish, both young Indian men.Name: Harish.
Age at death: 28.

Name: Santosh.
Age at death: 25.

Died: March 16, 2019.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Doddathoguru, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unspecified; bedridden.

Details:
Harish and Santosh’s mother fed them poisoned food and killed them; she also ate some herself and died.

Perpetrator: Radhamma (Mother).

Source:
Woman poisons disabled sons, takes her own life
Bengaluru: Woman poisons differently abled sons, ends life

Sudesh Gupta

No PhotoName: Sudesh Gupta.
Died: January 9, 2019.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Disability: Paralysis.

Details:
When Sudesh’s wife got frustrated at the expense of medical treatment and the effort of caring for him, she strangled him.

Perpetrator: Subash Kumari (Wife), charged with murder.

Source:
Elderly woman strangulates bedridden husband to death: Police
Gandhi Nagar police solved murder case; accused apprehended

Baby Boy

No Photo
Name Unknown.
Died: December 21, 2018.
Age at death: 29 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Neelasandra, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Disability: Unknown congenital defect.

Details:
This little boy was born one of a pair of twins. He was weak at birth and had to spend ten days in the hospital after birth, and needed continued medical attention after he came home.

His grandmother waited until the baby’s mother was feeding his twin in another room and his father had left to go buy medicine; then she strangled and smothered the baby to death.

Perpetrator: Vijayalakshmi (Grandmother), arrested.

Source:
Days after month-old infant found dead in Bengaluru, grandmom arrested for murder
Grandmother held for infant’s murder

Shobha Kulkarni

No PhotoName: Shobha Kulkarni.
Died: October 6, 2018.
Age at death: 75.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Thane, Maharashtra, India.
Disability: Blind.

Details:
Shobha’s niece demanded that she make breakfast. When Shobha wouldn’t do it, her niece stabbed her 15 times, killing her.

Perpetrator: Swapna Kulkarni (Niece), charged with murder.

Source:
Mumbai: Shocking! Thane woman allegedly stabs blind aunt ’15 times’ to death over refusing to cook breakfast; case registered
Woman arrested for killing her blind aunt in their flat
Thane Woman Stabs Blind Aunt 15 Times for Refusing to Make Breakfast
Woman held for killing her elderly aunt