5-yr-old girl dies due to torture in Pathanamthitta; police takes stepfather into custody
Pathanamthitta: The child of a Tamil Nadu native woman was killed after she was brutally beaten up by her stepfather at Kumbazha here. The five-year-old girl is identified as the daughter of Kanaka hailing from Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu.
The police took into custody the child’s stepfather Alex (23) in connection with the incident. Kanaka and Alex started living in the rented house at Kumbazha four months ago. Kanaka has been working as a housemaid at different places in Pathanamthitta. She started living with Alex in the meantime.
When Kanaka returned home after work on Monday, she found her daughter lying unconscious. As she inquired Alex about this, he beat up her. Following this, Kanaka rushed the girl to a private clinic with the help of a neighbour. Later, she was shifted to general hospital. However, the child was declared brought dead.
Kanaka told the police Alex has been torturing the child for the last two days. Following the statement, the police took the man into custody. There are injuries on the girl’s body which resulted from the attack with a sharp tool. The body of the girl has been kept at the mortuary of the district hospital.