In a shocking incident, a woman killed her seven-year-old daughter by flinging her twice off the terrace of her four-storey residential building in Bengaluru on August 27. According to the police, the woman killed her daughter allegedly out of frustration.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, eye witnesses said, the woman, identified as Swathi Sarkar (34), pushed the child off the terrace once and upon seeing her daughter breathe, carried her back to the terrace to throw her down for a second time.
Enraged onlookers then took matters into their own hands and tied Swathi to an electric pole and beat her up before calling the police, who arrested her.
Following the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, D Sharanappa, said that the probe is on. “It appears that the accused was frustrated with her child and hence took this drastic measure,” he said, according to the HT report.
A police official reportedly revealed that the deceased, Ishika, was differently-abled. The officer said that Swathi was living separately from her husband for around seven months.
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“According to the initial investigation, the girl was allegedly screaming and being stubborn. This was used as justification by the accused to kill the child,” said a Bengaluru Police official.
“Statements from neighbours about Swathi’s state of mind did not reveal much as they too were shocked by the incident and said she appeared normal till before the incident. Even when we questioned her there were no signs of depression or any other kind of distress,” the officer said.
Swathi and her husband hail from West Bengal and moved to the city about 10 years ago.