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Dad smothers 3-year-old son to death (India)

Dad is identified as RAJU.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:58:35 AM (IST) 1

Kasargod: Three-year old smothered to death by own father
Stephan Kayyar Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod (SP)

Kasargod, Jul 22: In an incident which goes to show the extent to which people have compromised on their humane qualities, a person killed his three-year-old son at his residence at Panathadi Mailati in the district by smothering him.

The victim in this case is Rahulraj (3). The child's father, Raju, was arrested by police personnel of Rajapuram station, relating to this incident.

The murder occurred on the night of Tuesday July 21. Reportedly, the anger of the father was fuelled by a family quarrel. The accused, who was heavily drunk when he reached home on Monday night, thrashed both his wife, Padmini, and son, Rahulraj. He fought with his wife thereafter, and in a fit of anger, dragged the child outside his home and smothered him to death.

The neighbours, who came rushing after hearing the wails of the distraught mother, rushed Rahul, who was in critical condition, to a nearby hospital. However, the child could not be saved.

The mortal remains of Rahulraj have been preserved at the mortuary of Kanhangad district hospital. Rajapuram poilce have undertaken detailed investigation into this incident.