Grandma's punishment kills girl

A seven-year-old girl lost her life to the “punishment” by her grandmother for eating charcoal, in Devanahalli police limits on Sunday.

According to police, Divya died of suffocation after her grandmother, 48-year-old Muniakkayy­amma (in pic), tied a rope around her (Divya’s) neck and threw the girl to the ground repeatedly.

Muniakkayyamma resides with her sons in a slum at Baichapura and Divya was the daughter of Adesh, her eldest son. Adesh is no more. Divya and her brother Diwakar were staying with their uncle Bhujendra.

Divya had stopped going to the school recently and moved to Muniakkayyamma’s house. The latter is a labourer and used to consuming liqour every day.

Divya had the habit of chewing charcoal. Muniakkayyamma’s efforts to make Divya give up the habit had not yielded any results.

On Sunday, the grandmother found Divya chewing charcoal. She asked her to threw it away from her mouth, but the kid ignored. An enraged Muniakkayyamma tied a rope around Divya’s neck, lifed her up and threw on the ground, police said.

Divya suffered injuries and was suffocated as she fell on the ground. Bhujendra, who returned home sometime later, found Divya unconscious. He took her to a nearby hospital where the girl was declared brought dead.Diwakar narrated the whole incident and Bhujendra lodged a complaint against his mother.  Muniakkayyamma told the police that she did not intend to kill Divya. She has been arrrested.

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