In the midst of lockdown, when our society is struggling with the increasing cases of domestic abuse, a shocking incident of child abuse happened in Ludhiana. A mother, along with her kids, strangled her husband to death as he allegedly tried to rape the couple’s minor daughter.
In the times, when our country is failing at keeping our kids safe, a father tried to abuse his own daughter and attempted to make her a victim of his own sex greed.
As per the police, a 46-year-old man was strangled to death with a wire by his own wife, 20-year-old stepson, and 15-year-old daughter.
It was the mother’s second marriage. The mother had two kids from her first marriage, a son and a daughter who had later committed suicide.
The couple had three children, the 15-year old daughter, and two minor sons.
The shocking incident took place on Saturday night, when the drunk father allegedly tried to rape his own daughter. In order to stop him from ruining her daughter’s life, the woman along with the girl and her son (from first marriage) strangled him to death with a piece of wire.
ACP (north) Gurbinder Singh said,
“While the stepson held the man’s hands, the woman and her daughter strangled him using a piece of wire. He was drunk and had a fight with his wife after returning home. According to his wife, he first thrashed her and then tried to rape the minor girl. Two days back also, he had thrashed his wife and hit her in head. He was an acute drinker.”
But this isn’t the first time that the man tried to prey on his daughters.
As per the sources, in 2014 the woman’s minor daughter from first marriage too was allegedly raped by her second husband. The daughter later committed suicide after the abuser was released from jail. While sharing the details, ACP added:
“He had spent six months in jail. Later family reached a compromise and got him out of jail but the girl committed suicide after he was released from jail. Her reason of suicide is still a matter of probe.”
Police sources said that the man also allegedly attempted to rape his sister-in-law (wife’s sister) but no FIR was registered in the case.
As the trio confessed to killing the man, the FIR has been registered against the woman, her son, and the minor daughter under section 302 of IPC at Daresi police station.
It is heartbreaking to see how this monster ruined the lives of his wife and his kids. As this man turned out to be a threat to the safety of so many women, we hope the authorities would assess their circumstances and drop the charges. At IFORHER, we are in awe of this mother, who took the courage to save her daughter from such a monster.