In a horrific incident in Bengaluru, a nine-year-old girl with mental disabilities died after her mother allegedly flung her off the terrace twice from their three-story apartment. The Incident took place in the JP Nagar area of the city on Sunday afternoon.
According to reports, the child, Ashika, survived the first fall but succumbed to her injuries after the mother, 30-year-old Swati Sarkar, rushed down, picked her up and went back to the terrace only to throw her off once again.
Eyewitnesses said they rushed to the spot and tied Swati to an electric pole. One of the residents, who witnessed the horrific incident, reportedly said Swati was shouting frantically at them and told them that nobody could question her because she could do whatever she wanted with her daughter.
Confirming the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, said, "It appears that the accused was frustrated with her child and hence took this drastic measure."
Swati, during interrogation, reportedly told the police that Ashika suffered from mental disabilities and that after killing her, she had planned to commit suicide.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused was separated from her husband and lived with her daughter. Neighbours alleged that Swati had temper issues and used to lose her calm often.
The Hindu reported Swati's husband Kanchan Sarkar as saying that he was forced to live separately because Swati used to get into frequent fights with him.
Swati and Kanchan, hail from West Bengal and moved to the city about 10 years ago. Husband also said that his wife used to constantly harass their daughter.
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