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UK: Father pins down 3-year-old son, force-feeds him until he dies

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 27, 2016, 3:42 pm IST
Updated Oct 27, 2016, 3:53 pm IST
While feeding his son, the accused would often lay him on his lap and forcefully open his mouth before pouring the food in, the court heard.
He was arrested after being found guilty of manslaughter and child cruelty which resulted in the toddler's death. (Representational image)
 He was arrested after being found guilty of manslaughter and child cruelty which resulted in the toddler's death. (Representational image)

London: A 36-year-old UK man has been arrested after he murdered his three-year-old son by force-feeding him until he died, according to a Mirror report.

The report stated that the accused who hailed from north west London, had allegedly pinned down his son, before force-feeding him porridge.

 

The accused was arrested after being found guilty of manslaughter and child cruelty which resulted in the toddler's death.

While the case was under trial at the court, prosecutors alleged that the victim might have struggled a lot when the accused held him down.

The court heard that the accused would often feed his son a meal consisting of milk, bread, Weatabix and oats -- and sometimes rice pudding or spaghetti. While feeding his son, the accused would often lay him on his lap and forcefully open his mouth before pouring the food in.

 

As a result, the food would get into the toddler's nose and all over his face. He would also at times vomit, the court heard.

Prosecutors then told the court that on the day of the incident, the accused had fed his son in the same way he used to do everyday. However, things went wrong when the toddler stopped responding.

Soon after the incident, paramedics were called in and the toddler was rushed to the hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.

At first, the accused rubbished all the claims against him, but later pleaded guilty to the charges.

 

If convicted, he would face jail. The case is currently under trial.

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