Died: October 6, 2018.
Age at death: 9.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disability: Mentally ill; bedbound.
Sadhana’s parents took her to a temple, where they forced her to drink poison. Bystanders saw her resisting and then falling unconscious and called the police, and Sadhana was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was too late, and the girl died two days later.
Perpetrator: S Muneeswaran (Father), arrested and sentenced to 15 days in jail for the poisoning, then charged with murder when Sadhana died; Revanthi (Mother), charged with murder.