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Crazy father asks wife to throw their disabled 6-year-old son into crocodile-infested river, mauled to death

police officer suggested that the boy's severe injuries and missing hand suggested that one or more crocodiles had mauled him to death.

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A mother has thrown her disabled six-year-old son into a crocodile-infested river, where he has reportedly been mauled to death by reptiles.

Savitri Kumar, 26, from Uttara Kannada, a district in Karnataka, India, had a heated argument with the boy’s father, Ravi Kumar, 27, who repeatedly ordered her to “throw the child away,” the Times of India reports.

The police say her husband allegedly questioned her decision to give birth to a child with a disability.

On Saturday evening, May 4, when the parents fought over their son once more, Savitri reportedly became “distressed” and threw her son into a waste canal that feeds into the crocodile-infested Kali river.

Neighbors who witnessed this called the police, who deployed divers to search for the boy in the water, but to no avail, as it was dark.

They returned on Sunday morning, May 5, and found the child’s body, which showed bite marks all over.

A police officer suggested that the boy’s severe injuries and missing hand suggested that one or more crocodiles had mauled him to death.

A postmortem has been ordered to determine the six-year-old’s cause of death.

The couple also has another son, aged two, and is said to frequently fight about their older son’s speech impediment.

The officers have launched an investigation into the incident.

A police officer told local media that it was a “murder” case and that both the husband and wife have been arrested.

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