Indian couple beat their daughter to death just because of $20..

Philippines
April 20, 2009 4:00am CST
Everyday i read absurd ,bizarre news here in India. Today i have read online that a couple beaten their own daughter to death just for Rs1,000 or equivalent to $20 because they thought she steal the money. The heartless, brutal father checked his wallet and see that his money was missing and blamed the poor kid and beat her. Upon knowing this, the monster mother help in beating up the poor child. Imagine the reality of life here, just because of that amount, they would kill, not only somebody, but their own flesh and blood. They love their money more than ever. And to think that these kinds of people exist here, i am scared to go out here alone, since i am a foreigner and everyday i get to read such bad and shocking news, i get the feeling that most people here are driven with this kind of mentality. Pardon the Indian communities here, but i think when it comes to safety, you are responsible for your own self.
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@veejay19 (3592)
• India
22 Apr 09
That was really a disgusting piece of news you have given but you cannot blame everyone living in my country or paint everyone with the same brush since most people are Godfearing here in India inspite of the poverty and apalling conditions that many persons live in. I too live in Mumbai but i have only come across kindness from all those whom i have met. Such incidents happen not only here but in all countries but we don`t get to hear about them most of the time but that does not mean that they don`t happen there. India is renowned for warm hospitality but it is the stray incidents that get magnified by the press and media which gives the people and the country a bad name. There may be worse things happening in the US, Uk and other developed countries so would you call these countries unsafe to live? If that were the case then one would have to go and live on the Moon where there is nobody because every country in the world has plenty of incidents of human rights abuses and hundreds of incidents like these must be happening daily. I do not condone this particular incident or any othe incident like this and the parents of the unfortunate child should receive severe punishment. But please don`t say that all Indians are bad and that its not safe to live here because that is not the truth. Since you are a foreigner( which country are you from?) i would love to meet you personally, both you and your husband, if you wish since i am a resident of Mumbai so that i can allay your fears and misconceptions. I have added you as a friend and if you would like to meet me send me a pvt message and i will give you my phone number so that you can call me. It would give me a great pleasure to meet you both.
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• Philippines
22 Apr 09
Veejay did i say anything that all Indians are the same? read back again and tell me...
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
i sure hope they would ask God for forgiveness.
@iwrite (5043)
• Singapore
20 Apr 09
I just do not know what to say, I cannot imagine another one could think a daughter is worth less than $20. I mean, the hardship and all to bring the child to the world and all those stuff they do with the child? How to compare to $20 dollars or even any amount of money. This people do not deserve to be parents. I do not know even if hell have a place for them.
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• Philippines
20 Apr 09
sad but true, everyday you hear shocking stories here, they don't value life at all, not even respect the life of a person. All of us have the rights to live and of all the people, it is just her parents who will take her life away.
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@jazzsue58 (2673)
21 Apr 09
Sorry to say, you would see much the same thing if you lived on a British sink estate.
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@wc8722 (36)
• United States
21 Apr 09
WOW!! That is absolutely crazy!! No human life or even an animal's life should ever be considered less worth than money. A new dollar can always be reprinted. An individual person cannot! Well, I know one place on my travels I will NOT be going to. Will not reward creulity with respectful visitation. And thats sad because I love studying different cultures.
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• United States
22 Apr 09
a man! i wounder will be done to them in that country?
@wc8722 (36)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Thats a good question. I have no idea what will be done to them for beating their daughter. My knowledge of Law in India is non-existant I'm afraid. I do know that wether by the Laws of India or by the laws of karma, all things have a nasty way of coming full circle and sooner or later, justice for that little girl will be served. Karma has a nasty way of coming around to bite you!.
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
Both parents are in jail. I hope that justice will be served fairly, coz if not, then leave a room for God to give the necessary justice.
• United States
20 Apr 09
Hey there:) Yes it is sad to hear of people doing this. that is insane to beat someone let alone your daughter for some 20 bucks. You are living in india??.. Things happen all over the world its really not just india. I think just about everyone in every part of the world feels the same way as you do with the whole saftey ...
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
Yes i am, like a genie in a lamp, just staying inside home. I can't shop alone nor go to market place. I find it's not safe to roam around even if the prices of commodities are really cheap compared to the prices in my own country.
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• China
22 Apr 09
When reading this piece of news, i'm not as surprising as you are for the reason that i came from a developing country and have fully understood how people in such places suffer all kinds of sufferings.20$,in china,can have a significant role in one's life in that this amount will provide you with almost half a month's expense on food.And as far as i know,the living conditions in India is much worse than that in China.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
This is such a sad, sad story! The poor girl probably didn't even take the money! The mother joined in this horrific act; it's not fathomable to me, it is not human! Unfortunately, disturbed people like this exist everywhere not just in India. It is an appalling example of how some individuals give money the power to destroy everything that really matters in life.
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@cieldz (712)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 09
Oh my God,,,, what a cruel parents...!!! they can replace the money, but they CANNOT replace their daughter's life...!!!!! another child abuse case, really hate it...!!! did they have brains...!? they're really idiot...!! (sorry for my words...)
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• Bahrain
21 Apr 09
Same here, I used to think of my country as the safest place on the planet; because the people here are very friendly (and actually truthful about it) and quite harmless if I dare say, none would dare spill the blood of another. But since the number of Indians and pakhis increased around here, so did crime, and I'm not talking about robberies, but rather ruthless murders and rapes. I am a girl, and growing up as a child my parents never even worried about me running around the streets all by myself, even though I was just a little girl. But now, even though I'm already eighteen and I am actually a good fighter in both boxing and taekwando, my parents are still very strict about me going out and would never let me go out on my own, even if just to the store across the street in broad daylight! I'm not trying to sabotage Indians'/pakhis' reputation or anything, I'm just stating a clear fact, since the government have gone as far as banning any of these two nationalities from coming to live here and those that are already are here are strictly monitored, and would be sent back to their countries as soon as they show any sign of making trouble. I just don't understand them, whether they're all born like that or they have a profound hatred towards the rest of the world, I just don't get it -w- why should a certain nationality be labeled as dangerous? They really shouldn't ruin their own rep. like that, making headlines with such absurd cases of violence
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
We just don't know about it, but sometimes people tend to abuse things if they get it handy on their hand. About the case, well the parents are already jailed. About nationalities, well i still believe that not all Indians are like that, it is just that some of their own countrymen create a bad name for them and they get branded for that. Are you really from Bahrain? Well I've learned from my dad that Indians are the most numbered community there, outnumbering Bahrainis of course and other expats.
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• Bahrain
22 Apr 09
yeah I know, it's gotten awfully ridiculous; having more foreigners than natives around here. In the UAE, it's the same since the natives are around 900k while the foreigners amount to several millions! But I think that that's ok, because the UAE is big and prosperous enough to contain such a number. Unlike here, in here thanks to having so many come to live here -even though I clearly can't see a solid reason as to why- this tiny little island is getting overpopulated and too many problems are rising because of this, we simply don't have the space to contain all these people, but I guess they wouldn't really care bout that since they're the ones who get all the jobs and houses and whatever while we're the ones who get unemployed and hardly finding a place to build a house on -w-
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
I think your government is doing everything that they can to prioritize Bahrainis in terms of job. Yes, it is really a small Island, i was able to visit your beautiful country for three months and i think it will still be developed like Dubai.
• India
21 Apr 09
This happens only in India. You get to hear such bizarre news only from India and no where else. That is how India is great. For all it's good and bad things. It's too sad that a father goes on to kill her child just because of money. It so happens that Indian parents believe a lot in the saying ' Spare the rod and spoil the child' and resort to corporal punishment, but sometimes, in their fit of rage forget their limits and go on and on and on and on. It's sad that people don't try to logic their decisions and just do whatever they like. bourne
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
no comment
• India
21 Apr 09
Err... What does that mean? Could you please explain. bourne
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
meaning it,s pretty obvious here..
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
20 Apr 09
Well it is India, here only bad things are showed when there is nothing else to show. You just don't bother about those things. But this market condition has made people crazy about there money. It might be an accident we don't know the exact thing then why we should believe on those newspapers.
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
Don't you read the newspapers everyday? don't you know where to draw the line between fiction and facts? What is accident to you? is beating someone an accident? to think not only the father beat the child but the mother help in beating too. I will be sad if you patronize cruelty and injustice.
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
thanks for sharing that to us, well not only in India but it happens everywhere in the world and everyday..
@kiran8 (12900)
• Mangalore, India
20 Apr 09
Hi, It is an extremely sad news and there is no excuse for it. Poverty does not mean that one has to go to the extent of taking a life for a few rupees. It shows the mentality of the couple. It happens all over the world. I have read such reports on the media and it is something that needs to be condemned in the strongest of terms..But to say that India is unsafe is going too far. There are stray incidents and it is highlighted by the media and condemned by almost all the people. Plz do not over react and say that most people are like that, which is totally untrue...
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
yes, it happens around the globe
@Drumman (305)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Maybe she shouldn't have stolen the money.
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
I will try to get an additional clip for that article to clarify things. I know that seeing the other side of the coin is much better, but the main point still remains that no one is entitled to take ones life.
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
20 Apr 09
There are worst things that can happen anywhere in the world. Things like this can happen in America too. Was the father drunk? Where their other ceriumstances? What has happen to the Parents? If that happems here in the states, BOTH parents would be in jail charged with murder. Plese try to follow up on the story and find out more evven though it is desturbing.
• United States
20 Apr 09
This is very, very, very, sad! Thanks for the info, glad to know that the couple was arrested.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
27 May 09
Hello strawberrychocodahi, Maybe for some of us, $20 means nothing but for them, that amount means so much to their lives. I understand that life is hard for them but it doesn't mean they can do whatever they want. It's sad to hear this kind of story and it breaks my heart whenever I read this kind of news. I can't imagine when people think that money is more important than their own flesh and blood.
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
23 Apr 09
I read that story and it is indeed bad.....whatever the motive may be....the economic crunch is taking a toll on everybody.....it just takes a moment to vent your anger on someone, but then the immediate next moment you realize that you have done something terribly wrong.....but by the time you realize this.....it becomes too late.....it happens with most of us......and so must have been the case with this family......in a fit of rage or some other tensions running in his head,he must have vented his anger on this little girl......I am sure the father might be repenting now for what he did.....
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
i sure hope so, thanks for the response.
@1hopefulman (9662)
• Canada
23 Apr 09
Sad things are happening all over the world. What about the case in the US where the mother drowned her two kids and then pretended that someone had kidnapped them? It is just a sign of the times! 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (New International Version) 1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
Thanks for the Bible verse. This is really what is needed to be heard here. It is really true that we are living in the end days and God is soon to come that's why these things happen around us.God bless.
• India
23 Apr 09
I am from India & there's a lot to hear everyday in the newspapers & on the channels as well. For one, it is definitely an act which should be condemned - it is indeed a ghastly act. But what I would like to add is that there is a huge section of people who are living below the poverty line in India. These people are earning even less than the amount to eat one decent meal in a day & they have huge families to support. This is the reason why such crimes happen almost everyday. These people are more vulnerable to situations like these & they easily walk over eachother to support their individual self. Leave aside the overall current global recession, India's economy has been booming lately, but what is sad is the fact that the rich keep getting richer & the poor even poorer! And the maximum of these kind of crimes are committed in the lowest strata of society.
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
very well said. Thanks for your response!
• India
23 Apr 09
Agreed u were simple sharing a NEWs...but I guess before doing so on a public forum its better to think twice will this b hurting neones sentiments. It maybe allright for u but u never know for the person who ill read it. Well neways, all i wud like to say for this article is its sad that parents kill their children over petite issues.not just this i have read/heard many others from all over the world as well. Well by and large parents all over the world love their kids immensely, after all its their heart walking outside their body, but then there r some weirdos in the world who r simply outright idiots. If u go to pick stories like these u will hundreds of thousands of them. i mean its all just too weird and sad!!! i pity ppl who fall in this idiot category!!!
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
I think you are bias and does not observe what is to be uncovered. Sad to say if you wanted to remain clean and unjust in the way you said that your limiting my capability to expose not only what is the truth but what is already existing. In the first place i don't blame anyone specially isolating a case for nationality, you are judgmental if you say i am only pin pointing on Indians, you better back read because i myself interact with other members that violence exists around the globe, not only in India so don't get confuse why i posted this topic.
@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
22 Apr 09
i woill help you as i can to got 100 answers..so. i was marryed, and my ex husband, make same thing, with my elder son, becouse he think that he steal some momey, and keep my sons hant to fire, until my son flesh burned and i sow the blck hand....after i divorce in few days...is a long story...and i don t want remember..now my son is big, but his hand is mutilated...and never forget his father atrocity.i can t say more
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
Sorry to hear that Icesmile. You must have to stand for what is right. I don't have anything against any nationalities here. But we really are responsible, just like you have decided to end your rift with your ex and move on with life.
@poker213 (27)
• China
22 Apr 09
i don't like india, what about u?
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
I like India because of it's natural beauty, cheap prices of commodities and very expressive in color. But what i don't like is some people's mentality, the rest i leave it secretly for myself.