Paramour ar­rested for killing 3-year-old boy

Tod­dler was bashed against a wall

The Hindu - - CHENNAI -

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.

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