The victim was 4-year-old Ainun Mahya, who passed away due to her stepfather’s domestic abuse. The reason? This innocent girl died because she pretended to be sleeping.
According to Detik News, the perpetrator, called Ibrahim Taufik, was angered after finding out that his step-daughter was only pretended to sleep.
Taufik couldn’t accept the feeling that his child had lied to him – so much so that he couldn’t control his emotions.
Upon questioning why she lied to him, the little girl remained quiet. He became so mad that he started torturing her. According to Cucu Safiyudin, the culprit grabbed a pillow and bolster and started hitting Ainun’s face.
Meanwhile, Police Commissioner M Husni Ramli, the Pontianak Police Criminal Investigator, explains exactly what happened to the Tribune. “The suspect had instructed the victim to go to sleep. He left the house after seeing his daughter sleep. Upon returning, apparently the suspect realized that his child had only been pretending to fall asleep. “
“After that, the culprit began torturing the child. The suspect confessed that he couldn’t control his emotions as his adopted child lied to him, “he explained.
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The toddler was tortured, beaten, and slammed
Not only did the suspect beat the victim with a pillow and bolster, he had also carried the victim and slammed her onto the floor. Her abdomen and upper torso were even repeatedly stepped on by the merciless stepdad.
Appearing dissatisfied, the suspect still continued abusing the girl. He went so far as to strangle her and slam her head onto hard wood, leaving her barely alive.
Once his wife discovered her daughter in a critical state, she immediately rushed the child to Auri Hospital. There, she was referred to Santo Antoniun Hospital for treatment.
“The culprit’s wife, named Agus Kartina then arrived, immediately bringing the unconscious victim to Auri hospital. There, the victim was referred to St. Anthonius Hospital and treated in the ICU room with intensive care,” said Cucu.
Sadly, the little one did not survive her brutal injuries. She breathed her last on Sunday, 5th August 2018. The victim’s mum immediately reported this incident to the Pontianak Police.
The suspect then admitted his actions. He has also been charged with over five years of imprisonment under Indonesian Law.
The importance of managing your emotions while parenting your kids
The numerous cases of child mistreatment due to emotion alone proves that emotional instability can cause a person to become aggressive, attacking others and even going so far as murdering them.
For that reason, psychologists always emphasize the importance of managing your emotions well so that your children can grow up with stable behaviour.
Besides that, it is of unrivalled importance to become a good role model for their kids. The reason being that your child’s emotional stability while behaving is greatly influenced by environmental factors in forming his character.
In short, the biggest influence comes from family. Everyone’s character develops from home. Parents, have you become a good role model and taught your kids how to manage their emotions?