PATHANAMTHITTA: A day after the brutal assault and homicide of a five-year-old Tamil Nadu woman by her stepfather despatched shockwaves throughout the state, police officers probing the incident stated on Tuesday there have been a number of knife accidents on her head, chest and abdomen, which brought about her demise. The kid was additionally subjected to sexual assault, the officers stated.
“We now have registered a case towards her stepfather underneath IPC 302 (homicide), Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and the Juvenile Justice Act. The accused will quickly be produced earlier than the Konni Judicial First Class Justice of the Peace,” stated Bineeshlal Okay V, inspector of police, Pathanamthitta.
The stepfather, who’s reportedly hooked on medicine and alcohol, was apprehended on Monday. “The accused had tried to flee from the automobile after attacking the policemen, however was overpowered and brought to the police station. Nevertheless, he once more managed to flee from the station round midnight. By 6am on Tuesday, we took him into custody from a spot close to his rented home,” stated a police official.
TN woman’s demise: Cops await detailed post-mortem report
The post-mortem was performed in Kottayam Medical Faculty Hospital, after which the kid’s physique was shifted to the final hospital morgue, stated Pathanamthitta police chief R Nishanthini, and added they had been ready to get an in depth post-mortem report.It was a few yr in the past that the sufferer’s mom, who hails from Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu, separated from her first husband. She had two kids from that marriage, one in all whom continued to stick with her former accomplice. She later began to reside with the accused, a local of Sivakasi.
Because the little one’s grandmother has been dwelling in a rented home in Pathanamthitta for the previous eight years, the duo arrived right here with the five-year-old about 4 months in the past to stick with her. Whereas each the ladies went out for work, the accused — who didn’t have a job — used to stick with the kid within the rented home.