Duo held including women arrested for torturing their children

Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar

The JP Nagar police arrested a 45-year-old construction labourer and his second wife,35 for  torturing his three children including two boys and a girl aged six,four and three years at their house in KSRTC layout in JP Nagar on Monday .

The accused was on the run soon after neighbours rushed to the rescue of the children and alerted the police .

A special team with technical inputs arrested the accused Tamil Selvan and his second wife Satya on Tuesday.

Senior officer told reporters,the  children belong to the first wife Anjali,who died two months ago.

After the death of Anjali Selvan moved in with second wife Satya along with three children and stayed in a rented house .

Satya would complain about the children when he returns from work and enraged Selvan torture them on the pretext of discipline.

He would slash the children’s legs with a hex blade and brand their body with a hot ladle.

Ranjith Kumar,one of the residents and social worker by profession,told police that on Monday around 8.30 pm,he and other residents heard children crying.

They rushed to the children’s house to find a six-year old boy was profusely bleeding in his leg.

His father was holding a hex blade and he threw it soon after seeing his neighbours.The boy also had burn injuries on his legs and on his shoulders.The other two children were hiding under the cot.

The residents found multiple cuts on the four-year-old boy and similar injuries on the girl’s body.

The father and step mother managed to escape from the house when the residents were busy attending to the children.

The children told the neighbours and police that their step mother used to complain against them soon after their father returned from work.

They both used to beat them with blades and burn on their bodies.The children were made to sleep in a corner of the room which is around three feet.

The children were rushed to a private hospital and then have been shifted to Victoria hospital where they are recovering from the injuries.

The JP Nagar police registered a case under various section of the JJ Act and under section 307 ( attempt to murder) and the children are being treated at the Victoria hospital and will be handed over to the Child welfare committee for further action,a police officer said .