12-year-old boy

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: Unknown; suspects arrested June 28, 2016.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Gujranwala, Pakistan.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Details:
This twelve-year-old boy lived in Pakistan and was a sixth-form student at People’s Colony, a special education school.

His body was found dumped in the fields; he had been raped and murdered. His cousins went on the run, but were caught by police and confessed to the crime.

Perpetrator: His cousins; arrested.

Source: Police arrest ‘cousins’ for alleged rape of child with special needs in Gujranwala

37-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 31, 2016.
Age at death: 37.
Cause of death: Fatal abuse.
Location: Sikamat, Seremban, Malaysia.
Disability: “Mentally unstable”.

Details:
While their parents were away, this 37-year-old man was left in the care of his older brother. When he wet his pants, his brother beat him, hitting him in the head. In the morning he was dead.

Perpetrator: His brother, age 40.

Source:
Man fatally beats up brother for peeing in pants
Pukul adik OKU sampai mati

16-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: May 2016.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA.
Disability: Quadriplegic.

Details:
This 16-year-old girl was neglected by her legal guardian. She was brought to the hospital in such poor condition that she died two months later from malnutrition and untended bedsores.

Perpetrator: Her legal guardian.

Source:
Guardian’s role in death of disabled girl target of investigation
Moxee nursing assistant accused of killing disabled girl through neglect

40-year-old man

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: April 6, 2016.
Age at death: 40.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Khamariya, India.
Disability: HIV/AIDS.

Details:
This 40-year-old man was a truck driver by profession. He had fallen ill, been diagnosed with AIDS, and kept it secret, fearing stigma. When his wife and father-in-law found out that he was HIV-positive, they conspired with other in-laws to strangle him to death.

Perpetrator: His wife, father-in-law, and other in-laws. No arrests; investigation ongoing.

Source:
Wife And In-Laws Kill Bareilly Man After He Was Diagnosed HIV Positive
AIDS patient killed by wife, in-laws in India
AIDS patient in India allegedly killed by wife, in-laws

11-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: March 3, 2016.
Age at death: 11.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Daegu, South Korea.
Disability: Intellectual disability, physical disability.

Details:
This 11-year-old girl was strangled to death by her mother.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

Source:
Mother on trial for killing disabled daughter
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74-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: 2016, Date unknown.
Age at death: 74.
Cause of death: Involuntary euthanasia.
Location: Netherlands.
Disability: Dementia.

Details:
When she was diagnosed with dementia, this woman was asked whether she wanted to schedule euthanasia. She said she might want euthanasia, but only when she herself asked for it.

Over the next few years, family and nursing home staff asked her several times whether she wanted euthanasia, but each time, she would reply, “No, not yet. It’s not that bad yet.”

Only weeks after she was moved to a new nursing home, her doctor decided it was time for her to die. So her doctor put a sedative in her coffee and waited for her to fall asleep; but she did not fall asleep, and instead started making plans to visit her family.

When the doctor tried injecting the euthanasia drug, but she fought for her life, and her doctor told her family to hold her down. This they did, and she died.

She was described as a “small, resolute woman” who had worked with children during her career.

Perpetrator: Her doctor, nursing home, and family. The doctor was reprimanded for not acting in accordance with due care, and is under criminal prosecution.

Source:
Public prosecutor investigates euthanasia of woman with dementia
Doctor has family restrain woman during lethal injection
Panel clears Dutch doctor who asked family to hold patient down as she carried out euthanasia procedure
Dutch doctor drugged patient’s coffee and asked family to hold her
Netherlands review committee says euthanasia on woman with dementia was done in “good faith”
Doctor Euthanizes Patient With Dementia, Secretly Put Lethal Drugs in Her Coffee
Doctor reprimanded for ‘overstepping mark’ during euthanasia on dementia patient
Female Dutch Doctor Drugged A Patient’s Coffee
Dutch gov’t panel: Doctor who forcibly euthanized elderly woman ‘acted in good faith’
Dutch doctor cleared despite euthanising patient against her will
Euthanasia patient fought back as doctor tried to give her lethal jab
Doctor who drugged euthanasia patient and gave her lethal injection despite objections did not break the law
Euthanasia controversy: Doctor rebuked for helping uncertain woman die
Oordeel 2016-85, specialist ouderengeneeskunde, dementie, niet gehandeld overeenkomstig de zorgvuldigheidseisen – Publicatie – Regionale Toetsingscommissies Euthanasie
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Doctor made patient’s family hold her while he gave lethal injection
Dutch probe ‘appalling’ euthanasia of dementia patient
Formal reprimand for doctor who performed euthanasia on dementia patient
Dutch to prosecute doctor for euthanasia on woman with dementia
Euthanasia doctor faces prosecution over dementia patient death
Doctor to face Dutch prosecution for breach of euthanasia law
Dutch doctor faces first euthanasia prosecution
Dutch prosecute doctor for euthanizing woman with dementia

(Ms.) Lin

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Name: Unknown; surname of Lin
Died: November 10, 2015.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Daya District, Taichung, Taiwan.
Disability: Paralysis due to stroke.

Details:
After she had a stroke, Ms. Lin depended on her daughter to care for her. Complaining that her no one else in her family helped her care for her mother, Ms. Lin’s daughter took her out to a remote part of the city, doused her with gasoline, set her on fire, and pushed her into a drain. Ms. Lin burned alive.

Perpetrator: Her daughter, surnamed Lin; charged with murder.

Source:
Daughter detained after mother burned to death
Woman detained for burning mother, throwing her in river

6-year-old girl

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: October 29, 2015.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Disability: Autism.

Details:
This six-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her mother, who initially tried to blame the girl’s death on strangers forcing their way into her house. But police investigated and found out that the girl’s mother had beaten her several times before and that no one had forced their way into her house or stolen anything.

Perpetrator: Her mother.

Source: Police suspect mother in handicapped girl’s murder

(Boy) Sulpizio

No PhotoName: Unknown. Last name possibly Sulpizio, like his mother’s.
Died: August 6, 2015.
Age at death: 7.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Four Oaks, North Carolina, USA.
Disability: Multiple disabilities; non-verbal, brain injury.

Details:
This seven-year-old boy was neglected by his mother. She kept her own room air-conditioned, but the little boy had to live in a filthy room that reached 95 degrees in the summer heat. He died of neglect.

Perpetrator: Donna Mae Sulpizio (Mother).

Source: Mother indicted following death of handicapped child

Baby Boy

No PhotoName: Never named.
Died: July 15, 2015.
Age at death: 3 days.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Chongming, Shanghai, China.
Disability: Cleft lip.

Details:
This newborn boy, who may not have been given a name, was killed by his grandfather because he had a cleft lip. His grandfather went to a doctor to get potassium chloride and instructions on how to use it, and then injected the substance into the newborn boy’s head, killing him.

Perpetrator: The baby’s grandfather, surnamed Peng, sentenced to seven years; a doctor surnamed Zhu, who supplied the potassium chloride, sentenced to five years.

Source:
Chinese man kills grandson for being born with a cleft lip
Cleft Lip Stigma Cost Infant His Life