Paramour arrested for killing 3-year-old boy
Toddler was bashed against a wall
Special Correspondent Police investigation has revealed that a three-year-old boy did not die after falling from the stairs but was beaten to death by his mother’s live-in partner for ‘creating nuisance’ at home while she was away.
The toddler, Sabarish, had died under mysterious circumstances two days ago, which was reported by the staff of the Government Stanley Hospital as a medico-legal case to the police.
Vijay, 24, who was living with the child’s mother, had admitted him to a private hospital in Puzhal and told the staff that he had fallen down the stairs. The doctors told him to take the boy to the Government Stanley Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Police said the child’s mother, Jamuna, 21, was married to Gopinath and had two children. When the family lived together in Mullai Nagar, Vysarpadi, Jamuna developed a relationship with Vijay, a neighbour, who was also married.
After Gopinath and Jamuna separated, she moved with Vijay to Othavadai street in Puzhal. Sabarish was with her while the daughter was left in the care of Jamuna’s father in Annai Sathya Nagar.
Jamuna was at her father’s house when the incident occurred.
Suspecting foul play, Gopinath lodged a complaint. A case of unnatural death under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code was registered.
After the post-mortem report suggested that the death was not due to the fall, the police interrogated Vijay, who disclosed that he tried to keep the boy inside the house until his mother returned. But as the child ‘created nuisance,’ he threw him against a wall.
Vijay was arrested and remanded in prison.