In the U.S., we have seen an upsurge in violent and fatal child abuse committed by unemployed, "stay-at-home" dads--some of whom are unemployable because of previous criminal records. Typically, the mother is the sole breadearner, and has little choice given the lack of affordable child care. In other poorer countries where real employment opportunities are limited to those who are willing to migrate, we have seen a similar phenomena. In these countries, mothers from places like the Phillipines or Sri Lanka are forced to find jobs as maids, nannies, and so forth in other countries if they want their families to be fed. As a result, they are forced to leave their children at home--sometimes with "caretaker" fathers like UNNAMED DAD. When the daddies can't handle the "stress," the results are often like this.
Notice that this article says not a word about the danger of mothers leaving their children with often indifferent fathers or other family members. It says nothing about how ridiculous it is that mothers must leave their own countries to find work. It merely chastises mothers for not contacting a government agency before they go. Ridiculous.
Father kills daughter
Wednesday, 29 September 2010 14:11
A man was arrested in Kadugannawa today for allegedly killing his seven-year-old daughter. The post mortem is to be held at the Kandy General hospital. Police suspect the death may be due to assault. The victim’s mother is employed overseas.
The child was living with her father in a tea estate and was killed on Monday, Kadugannawa Police said.
National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) Chairman Anoma Dissanayake who is looking into the matter, expressed her concern over the fact that mothers going aboard are not heeding their advice to inform the NCPA prior to going overseas.