28-year-old woman

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Name Unknown.
Died: June 3, 2020.
Age at death: 28.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Smuts Ngonyama Informal Settlement, Butterworth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified.

Details:
While her caregiver was away, this 28-year-old woman’s brother killed her, leaving her under a blanket with “upper body injuries”. Medics were called but declared her dead at the scene.

Perpetrator: Her brother, age 24.

Source:
Disabled woman murdered in EC – brother arrested
Media Statement, South African Police Service, Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

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

Adam Schneider

No PhotoName: Adam Schneider.
Died: August 15, 2019.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Richmond, Indiana, USA.
Disability: Cerebral palsy.

Details:
After his mother died, Adam moved in with his brother. His brother neglected him; he was brought to the hospital with severe bedsores and malnutrition, and died from the effects of starvation two days later.

Perpetrator: Henry Lee Andrus III (Brother), charged with neglect of a dependent leading to death and neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury.

Source: Brother charged with neglect in death of 39-year-old man with cerebral palsy

Sbusiso Mhlanga

No PhotoName: Sbusiso Quin Mhlanga.
Died: July 28, 2019 (Body found); missing November 20, 2014.
Age at death: Adult.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Disability: Unspecified, wheelchair user.

Details:
Sbusiso lived with his younger brother, who murdered him for “not using the correct dish to relieve himself”. Then he buried his brother’s body, dumped his wheelchair in the river, and collected his brother’s disability pension for the next few years.

Perpetrator: His brother, charged with murder, theft, and obstruction of justice.

Source: Brother arrested for killing his sibling

Ronald Blankenship

No PhotoName: Ronald Blankenship.
Died: August 20, 2018.
Age at death: 64.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Monticello, Illinois, USA.
Disability: Unspecified; diabetes, mobility impaired.

Details:
Ronald lived with his sister and nephew, who were supposed to care for him. Instead, they left him neglected in filthy surroundings. Ronald died of severe, untreated bronchopneumonia.

When Ronald was found dead, police also found a young woman with Down syndrome, who had been adopted by one of Ronald’s relatives; she was taken into adult protective services. Three dogs and three cats, also neglected, were taken by animal control; one of the dogs was too sick to survive and had to be euthanized.

Perpetrator: Christie Brown (Sister), Mason Brown (Nephew), and Justin Tatman (Power of Attorney).

Source:
Bond set for three in neglect case | Piatt County Journal-Republican
3 arrested in connection with death of Monticello man

Sharmila Devi

No PhotoName: Sharmila Devi.
Died: August 4, 2018.
Age at death: 36.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Loharu, Haryana, India.
Disability: Mobility impaired/bedbound, mentally impaired.

Details:
Sharmila’s brother slit her throat with a screwdriver. To police, he claimed that he had “liberated” her because “nobody took care of her”.

Perpetrator: Pawan Kumar (Brother), arrested.

Source:
Man slits bedridden sister’s throat with screwdriver in Haryana town

Dinesh Sharma

No PhotoName: Dinesh Sharma.
Died: March 21, 2018.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Sitarganj, Uttarakhand, India.
Disability: Paralysis due to stroke following an accident.

Details:
Dinesh and his brother had gotten into an argument when his brother pulled a gun and shot him dead.

Perpetrator: Kalyan Dutt Sharma (Brother), arrested on suspicion of murder.

Source: Ex-serviceman kills disabled brother following argument, arrested

Cody Nachtrab

Portrait photo of Cody Nachtrab, a teenager with dark hair and light skin and a wispy mustache. He is smiling for the camera. He is wearing a pale-green dress shirt.Name: Cody T. Nachtrab.
Died: March 12, 2018.
Age at death: 23.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Deer Creek, Wisconsin, USA.
Disability: Developmental disability.

Details:
Cody died of smoke inhalation in a fire set by his sister.

He liked tractors and enjoyed playing with his toy cars. His favorite movie was Shrek. He had a collection of backpacks.

Perpetrator: Dana L. Nachtrab (Sister), charged with first-degree reckless homicide, arson, and property damage.

Source:
Woman faces homicide charges following brother’s death in house fire
Clintonville woman charged with starting fire that killed developmentally disabled brother
Woman charged with starting fire that killed developmentally disabled brother
Obituary for Cody T. Nachtrab | Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory
Deer Creek fire a homicide, authorities say
Woman admits starting fatal fire, tells police she had been dealing with stress

Kakoli Das

No PhotoName: Kakoli Das.
Died: January 9, 2018.
Age at death: 46.
Cause of death: Abuse.
Location: Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Disability: Deaf; schizophrenia, physical disability.

Details:
When Kakoli’s niece died of dengue, Kakoli’s sister and her husband blamed her for the death. She and her mother, also disabled, were often beaten and starved, until one day Kakoli was found dead.

Perpetrator: Keya Mullick (Sister) and her husband, detained by neighbors, under investigation.

Source:
Deaf-mute woman killed in ‘assault’ by kin at Behala
Woman death sparks unrest