The Incident: Mother Allegedly Burns 5-Year-Old Daughter Alive
In a shocking incident that has left the nation in horror, a woman in Uttar Pradesh‘s Aligarh district has allegedly burnt her five-year-old daughter alive for not obeying her. The incident took place at the Mohammedpur Badera village on Monday evening.
According to the police, the mother, identified as Asha Devi, was angry when her children, Vandana and Kunal, who were playing outside, did not obey her when she asked them to return home in the evening. When the siblings finally returned home, Asha Devi beat them up and then allegedly poured sanitizer over Vandana before setting her ablaze.
The child was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared brought dead on arrival. The police have arrested Asha Devi, the mother on Tuesday following a complaint by her husband, Bhanu Pratap Singh, at the Atrauli police station. The couple has an elder son, Kunal, who is 10 years old.
Husband Initially Reluctant to Lodge a Complaint against the Mother
“Asha Devi’s husband was not willing to lodge a case pleading that none will be left in the family to take care of his minor son but we told him that the offence was serious in nature and the police will have to take action in this regard,” said Palash Bansal, the SP(Rural), Aligarh.
Mohsin Khan, DySP of Atrauli, said that the body of the child was cremated in the village as her family did not want police involvement. “We have collected the ashes and bones for forensic analysis to produce them in the court as evidence to prove her guilty,” the officer added.
The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the country, with many people taking to social media to express their anger and sadness. Netizens have condemned the act of the mother, with many calling for strict punishment for the accused.
This incident is not the first of its kind in Uttar Pradesh, where cases of violence against children, especially girls, are on the rise. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of crimes against children in 2019, with a total of 23,830 cases reported.
Incidents like these highlight the urgent need for stricter laws to protect children from violence and abuse. The government must take action to ensure that perpetrators of such heinous crimes are punished severely and that measures are put in place to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.
The incident has also brought to the fore the issue of mental health and the need for proper counseling and support services for those suffering from mental illness. It is essential to identify and treat mental health issues in a timely and effective manner to prevent such incidents from occurring.
In conclusion, the alleged burning of a five-year-old girl by her mother has shocked the nation and has once again brought to the fore the issue of violence against children in Uttar Pradesh. The alleged act of burning a child alive by her own mother is a tragedy that highlights the importance of addressing the root causes of violence against children.
The incident underscores the need for urgent action to protect children from such heinous crimes and to ensure that perpetrators are punished severely. The government must take steps to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future and provide counseling and support services to those suffering from mental illness. The incident should serve as a wake-up call for society to work together to create a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow and thrive.
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