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Karnataka woman throws 6-year-old son into crocodile-infested river, body found with bite marks | Crime news

The child’s body was recovered on Sunday morning with serious injuries and bite marks on the body. The child’s hand was missing, indicating he was attacked by crocodiles, police said. The body was sent for post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death.

Karnataka woman throws 6-year-old son into crocodile-infested river

Bengaluru: In a shocking incident, a six-year-old boy with a speech disorder died after his mother threw him into a river infested with crocodiles in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. The 26-year-old woman allegedly threw her disabled son into the river after an argument with her husband, police said on Sunday. The incident took place in Dandeli taluk of this district on Saturday. Savitri and her husband Ravi Kumar (27) are said to regularly argue over the condition of their eldest son, who had a speech disorder since birth. According to the police, they have a two-year-old son.

Frequent quarrels about the child’s condition

The woman’s husband often argued with her about the eldest son’s disability and asked her why she had given birth to such a child. At times he even told her to “throw the child away,” police said. On Saturday evening, the couple had an argument over the same matter after which a frustrated Savitri reportedly threw her eldest son into a waste canal directly connected to the Kali River, which police say is infested with crocodiles.

After being alerted by neighbors, police arrived on the scene and conducted a search operation with the help of locals and divers to rescue the child. However, due to the darkness, the police could not find the child.

Child’s body found with bite marks, hand missing

The child’s body was recovered on Sunday morning with serious injuries and bite marks on the body. The child’s hand was missing, indicating he was attacked by crocodiles, police said. The body has been sent for post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death, police said. Further investigation into the matter is ongoing, the spokesperson said.

Both husband and wife were charged under Sections 109 (Abetment of any offence, if the act incited is committed in consequence thereof and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code , and arrested in connection with the incident.