Girl suspected to be raped by uncle, killed by mother

By RIA Novosti,

Petropavlovsky-Kamchatsky (Russia) : A three-year-old girl was killed in Russia’s Far East by her mother who suspected that her brother had raped her daughter, a spokesman for investigators said Friday.

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Investigators in the town of Yelizovo have established that in July 2008 the 30-year-old woman suspected that her brother had raped her daughter and that it would be better for the girl to die after this.

“The woman thought that the girl should not live after what had happened and stabbed her 25 times with a kitchen knife.”

Psychiatrists have said that the woman was mentally unstable at the time of the attack and had lost grip with reality. They have recommended that the woman receive psychiatric help.

Russian media also reported Thursday that a teacher in Russia’s northeastern Siberian republic of Yakutia had been charged with beating to death his three-year-old daughter while he was drunk.

The body of the girl was discovered by the police Dec 25 in an apartment in the small town of Arilakh, said the Sakha News website. Tests later showed that the child’s death was caused by multiple injuries to her chest, stomach, ribs, lungs and liver.

Investigators say that the teacher had been drinking spirit when he noticed that money was missing from his wallet. He decided that it had been stolen by his daughter, and when she denied it, he flew into a rage and began beating her, the Moskovsky Komsomolets paper reported.