Drunk parents torture child to death

Drunk parents torture child to death

Sushant Shivappa Kurubara was allegedly assaulted his father Chandru Fakirappa Harijan, 30, and mother Prema, 28. The accused have been arrested by the Town police.

On Monday night, Sushant’s maternal grandmother Kamalavva had taken him with her. But Kamalavva got drunk and collapsed on a footpath. The police found the child loitering on the road and dropped him home at 2.30 am.

The parents, also drunk, attacked the child. The father banged the child’s head against a wall and his mother bit him all over his body. Police suspect the child may have bled to death around 5 am.

While the parents tried to hush up the death, Kamalavva returned home at 6 am and raised an alarm after finding her grandson had died. DySP Ullas Vernekar and Inspector N R Mukhri visited the spot.

Kamalavva had come to Haridev Nagar about 40 years ago. Her daughter Prema’s first husband had abandoned her. She was living with Chandru, of Kushtagi taluk in Koppal district, the last three years. As Sushant was the son of her former husband, Chandru used to frequently abuse the child.

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