Bengaluru horror: Woman killed seven-year-old child to ‘teach’ husband a lesson, say the police

Senior police official says Swathi was frustrated because estranged husband wouldn’t help take care of their daughter.

Published: 29th August 2017 09:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2017 12:34 PM   |  A+A-

Residents of the building from where the child was allegedly thrown look on.

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Puttenahalli police,  investigating the death of seven-year-old Shreya, interrogated her mother Swathi Sarkar (34) on Monday and handed her over to judicial custody.

Swathi had thrown Shreya, a child with special needs, from the third floor of the building where they resided at Jaraganahalli in JP Nagar on Sunday.

A senior police officer said that according to Swathi, also known as Saathi, she was being harassed by her husband Kanchan, a senior business analyst in an MNC. The couple had come to the city 10 years ago. They would quarrel over petty issues and according to Swathi, Kanchan refused to take care of her and the child.

Kanchan left Swathi and his daughter a year ago. Also, Swathi had asked her husband to admit their child in a school meant for children with special needs but Kanchan paid no heed.

Neighbours narrate how a child was allegedly pushed from the
terrace by her mother at Jaraganahalli | Pushkar V

Frustrated, Swathi decided to kill her daughter to teach her husband a lesson, police said.

“Her statement was recorded and we gathered evidence from the spot that shows that she intentionally threw the girl twice to kill her,’’ police said.

Swathi’s husband Kanchan also gave a statement to the police. He said that he left the family because he was fed up with his wife often beating Shreya. A senior cop said that one day, Kanchan was on a conference call when his wife and child would not stop making noise, so he left.

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