However, a case had been registered against the duo under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.;/ REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE | Photo Credit: Thinkstock
Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking case reported from Kerala, a 21-year-old woman and her partner were arrested by police for allegedly murdering her two-year-old son. The accused woman and man were identified as Uthara and Rajeesh respectively. The duo allegedly tortured her son Ekalavyan, till he died on Monday.
According to a report by the News Minute, the couple said that the boy only had loose motions and vomiting but shockingly, the post-mortem report revealed that the boy had over 90 injuries including a broken rib, ruptured small intestine with fluid oozing out of it and internal head injuries.
The Varkala station sub-inspector told the web-portal, "In their initial statements to the police, the couple said that the child had loose motions. But when we saw the child, he had lots of bruises and injuries. It was clear he was being beaten."
On Monday morning, the couple took the baby to a local hospital after the baby fell unconscious. The hospital referred the baby to a multi-specialist hospital at 12 pm. Although the hospital was an hour away, the couple reached the hospital by 3 pm. By 4 pm the boy succumbed to his injuries and the hospital staff informed the police.
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Meanwhile, the police immediately rushed to the spot and after rigorous questioning, the couple confessed to the police that they had been torturing the baby from past two months to get rid of him. Reportedly, the baby was out of Uthara's first marriage and she had separated from her husband-Mano, a few months ago.
The report further claimed that Mano told the local police that he was aware that the accused used to beat up her child when they were together. This was why he had asked for custody of the kid. The couple had filed for divorce and Mano had demanded the child's custody.
However, a case had been registered against the duo under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. They are currently under judicial custody.