Mumbai: Partner physically abuses woman and daughter, kills her 3-year-old son
Once a man hits you, or abuses you whether physically or verbally or emotionally, and you do not respond, it only incites and encourages him to do it again.
In yet another incidence of domestic violence and abuse, a 36-year-old man killed his partner’s 5-year-old son, while also physically abusing the mother and daughter.
The 26-year-old woman, a resident of Mumbai, had met the man a few months back while she was traveling in a train. After the initial few months, she moved in with the man, along with her two children, a 5-year-old daughter, and a 3-year-old son.
In her complaint, it came out that the man used to physically abuse the woman, as well as her daughter. However, one day, when the woman came back home after some work, she found her 3-year-old son lying motionless. When she asked her partner about it, he told her that the boy had fallen down while playing and had died of injuries.
The woman did not report the matter to the police and the little boy was buried.
It was only later that her 5-year-old daughter told her that the man had intentionally hit the boy and killed him, after the little one accidentally broke a teacup. When the woman confronted her partner, he threatened that he would kill her and her daughter if she spoke about it.
The shocking details came to light when the woman was again beaten up by the man and had to be hospitalized for her injuries. The police will now exhume the boy’s body and conduct an investigation.
She could have saved her little boy from getting killed, and the girl from the trauma.
If only the 26-year-old mother of two had decided to take a stand and not give in to her partner, the 3-year-old boy could have been alive today.
Also, if she had decided to speak up and act, instead of being a victim, she could also have saved her little 5-year-old daughter from the trauma that she had to face at such a young age. Not to mention that she could have saved herself the pain of losing a child, as well as the constant fear and the violence inflicted upon her.
Speak up, move on.
It may be easy for us to say that the right thing to do here is to speak up and move on, but yes, it IS the right thing to do. One thing that all of us need to remember, especially women, is that once a man hits you, or abuses you whether physically or verbally or emotionally, and you do not respond, it only incites and encourages him to do it again.
The day you tell him to STOP, things will change.
- If you are afraid of his threats, go to the cops immediately.
- Tell them what’s going on.
- Don’t think what others will say.
- Don’t think how you will live without him, YOU WILL.
- And don’t think how you will raise your kids or sustain yourself. YOU WILL.
But whatever you do, take a stand against violence, and keep yourself and your children safe.