About two weeks ago I mentioned a case of infanticide. Latest information reveals that the 17-year-old mother was taken in custody immediately after her discharge from hospital and brought to court. She denied charges against her and she’s been released on bail.
This time it’s the case of a 58-year-old labourer physically assaulting his daughter-in-law. The 24-year-old mother of two sustained 18 stab wounds. She died of cerebral lacerations and fracture of the skull shortly after her admission to the hospital. The killer has been arrested on a provisional charge of murder. In a statement to the police he said having acted on provocation. Neighbours say the two were at daggers drawn.
But that’s not the end of the series of family related crimes. Quite a number of cases of patricide, fratricide and incest have been reported recently. I don’t know whether it has to do with the social situation of people. But the stress of the rising cost of living is definitely putting some pressure on the households.