Brisbane woman charged with torture
Nov 16 2008
A Brisbane woman has been charged with torturing a two-year-old boy admitted to hospital with serious injuries.
Queensland Police charged the 29-year-old woman from Regents Park, in Brisbane’s south, with one count each of torture, cruelty to a child and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.
She was arrested after police were called to the Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane on Saturday to investigate injuries sustained by the toddler.
Police say the boy has been admitted to hospital and is undergoing treatment for serious injuries.
The woman will appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.
Can you imagine a woman in New Zealand being charged and convicted of torture? Yet that is exactly what should happen in many cases.
A grandmother hacked her husband to death with a machete while he slept, a court has been told.
Kamalavati Sundar, 70, of Woodridge south of Brisbane, allegedly took to her husband, Ram Sundar, 71, with a large machete in the early hours of December 19, 2005 after accusing him of having an affair with a visiting relative.
The woman pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in the Supreme Court in Brisbane on Wednesday.
The court heard police were alerted to the incident when Sundar attended the police station stating she had killed her husband in their home.
Police arrived at the unit to find Mr Sundar lying face down on his bed in a pool of his own blood with severe cuts to his head.
A witness said the Sundars appeared to have a happy marriage, but the court was told that after the incident Sundar had told police she had been beaten by her husband.
The court was told there was no evidence to support this allegation.
Prosecutor Angus Edwards said the only complaint Sundar had in the marriage was that she believed her husband was having affairs with various women.
The trial is expected to run for 10 days.