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In Khanpur, south Delhi, a father beats his son to death

The suspect is accused of hitting the boy with a wooden stick, knocking him out. “The beating left visible bluish-black marks on the boy’s back, legs, hands, and neck,” deputy commissioner of police Benita Mary Jaiker said (south)

According to the DCP, neighbours were questioned and it was discovered that he was frequently angry with the boy for not studying, scolded him frequently, and occasionally beat him up. (This is a representational image.)

A man allegedly beat his five-year-old son to death at their home in Khanpur village, south Delhi, on Thursday evening, allegedly because he was angry at him for playing games on his phone instead of studying, police said.

The suspect is accused of hitting the boy with a wooden stick, knocking him out. “The beating left visible bluish-black marks on the boy’s back, legs, hands, and neck,” deputy commissioner of police Benita Mary Jaiker said (south).

In Khanpur, south Delhi
In Khanpur, south Delhi

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According to the DCP, neighbours were questioned and it was discovered that he was frequently angry with the boy for not studying, scolded him frequently, and occasionally beat him up.

In Khanpur village, the boy shared a one-room rented house with his parents and three-year-old sister. He was in Class 1 at the time. His mother works as a receptionist in a medical office.

When her husband returned home from work around 6 p.m. on Thursday, he discovered the boy playing a game on his phone instead of studying. “When the man scolded his son, he said he didn’t listen. “This enraged him to the point where he began abusing the boy,” the DCP said.

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The youngster eventually passed out. His wife entered the house after the man had left the unconscious boy in the house and walked out.

She rushed the child to Max Hospital in Saket with the help of a neighbour, where he was declared dead on arrival. The boy’s body was found to have multiple injuries, according to hospital officials. When the police arrived at the hospital, they discovered the boy’s parents, sister, and a neighbour present.

Around the same time, an anonymous caller called the child helpline to report a boy being taken to Max Hospital after his father thrashed him, according to the DCP.

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The police began an investigation, but the man denied abusing the boy, while his wife appeared to be completely unaware of the incident. “We then inquired about the man’s violent behaviour toward his son in the neighbourhood.” He confessed to the crime when we confronted him,” the DCP said.

The boy’s mother was not found to have abused him or played a role in his death, according to the investigation. The police have recovered the alleged crime weapon, a stick.

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