The news below reminded me of my domestic helper’s grand daughter. She had brought her with her and shown me the marks on her face, back and legs. Her father had suddenly decided to help her with her studies and found her knowledge not up to his expectations. The man used to beat his wife also, her one ear was damaged by his slaps. They did see the violence as an issue, but this was the story in every other family they knew. The only solution the mother had was asking the daughter to leave the man, but the daughter was unwilling to do that.
I found the news very disturbing, please keep that in mind before reading further.
BANGALORE: A furious man killed his eight-year-old daughter with a rolling pin because she didn’t answer questions during homework.
Neha was Satyanarayan’s daughter from his first wife, Asha Singh, who had committed suicide in 2006. Satyanarayan was acquitted in the dowry harassment and murder case of his wife. He married again and has a two-year-old daughter from his second wife. The family stayed in a rented house in II Cross, Avalahalli.
The incident took place when the rest of the household was watching TV, the family members told police.
Neha was studying and Satyanarayan approached her and asked her a couple of questions from her homework. However, Neha could not answer and an angry Satyanarayan hit her. Later, he went out along with his mother, wife and younger daughter, leaving Neha alone at home.
On returning home, Satyanarayan saw Neha sleeping. He woke her up and asked her the questions again. But Neha could not answer. A furious Satyanarayan then dragged her into one of the rooms and began beating her using a rolling pin.
This is why all violence and crimes should be taken seriously.
Was this violence about HW or pressures or parenting? Or was this a sick man who should have been behind bars?
Why do we have so many cases of fathers beating their children to death? Is child murder their first crime or do they have a history of violence?