Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dad, step taken into custody for torturing 5-year-old son (India)

Custodial father, UNNAMED DAD. The mother is deceased. Given what a "nice guy" the daddy apparently is, can't help but wonder how she died.


Five-year old tortured horrifically, allegedly by dad, stepmother

PTI : Idukki, Jul 16 2013, 20:37

IST In a shocking incident, a five-year-old boy has been brutally beaten up and inflicted injuries allegedly by his father and stepmother, who were taken into custody.

The child was admitted to a private hospital at Kattappana near here yesterday with serious injuries.

With the incident coming to his notice, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy asked the district authorities to submit an urgent report on the incident.

Police took into custody the boy's father and stepmother based on details gathered from the private hospital.

The couple had initially said the injuries were the result of a fall, but the doctors who examined the boy ruled that out and informed the police of the incident, police sources said.

Apart from being brutally beaten up causing deep injuries on the head and chin, the child's body was found to have been scoured by nails, police said.

After the death of the child's mother a few years back, his father had married another woman.