12-year-old twins with mental disability were killed allegedly by their uncle in Hyderabad
- 12-year-old siblings allegedly strangled by their uncle
- Accused said couldn't see his sister deal with "trauma" anymore
- He has been arrested, along with his roommate and a taxi driver
Two children with mental disabilities were killed allegedly by their maternal uncle in Hyderabad's Chaitanyapuri area on Friday.
The 12-year-old siblings, twins, were killed because their uncle, Mallikarjun Reddy, could not see his sister deal with the "trauma" anymore. He has been arrested by the police and is being questioned.
Two other suspects, Mallikarjun Reddy's roommate Venkatrami Reddy and taxi driver Vivek Reddy have also been arrested.
The police, after an initial investigation, said that the twins had been strangled. The medical history of the twins - Srujana Reddy and Vishnuvardhan Reddy - was not known at the time the incident was reported this morning. Details in this regard are being investigated.
The incident came to light when the house owner noticed the three accused trying to shift the bodies of the children from the house to his car. The owner of the house notified the police immediately, who came and arrested the three men.
This comes days after another 10-year-old child with mental disabilities was rescued
from her parents who was fed soap by her parents, who allegedly tried to kill her.
Police received information that a 10-year-old girl at a modest home in Meerpet area of Hyderabad was being fed soaps, detergents and toilet cleaner. And the suspicion was that her parents had a hand in allowing that to happen.
When NDTV went to investigate, the child was seen biting a cake of soap. She had multiple bumps and injuries on her head. When asked, the family said the child accidentally hit her head on the wall. On questioning further, the mother said she was forced to tie her child to a rope attached to the window. This, she said, was necessary to ensure her child didn't eat whatever she found. The mother admitted that the child "eats and drinks soap and phenyl."(With inputs from IANS)