The incidents of mothers killing the child to live with their lovers are reiterated story in Kerala. The last one of the like case is the mother kills the child by throwing over the rocks at sea seashore in Thayyil in Kannur district. The 22-year old mother Sharanya brought the child to the seashore at early morning hours at 3 am on the day. She is learned to have revealed that she thrown the child two times over the rocks. At first when the one and- half-year-old child cried due to pain and the relentless mother took him to throw for a second time to ensure death.
She was motivated out of the desire to live with her lover. She made acquaintance with her lover, a friend of her husband through Face book. The chatting and calls through the social media strengthened their relation. She strongly wished to live with him even though he did not have asked to marry him. Sharanya thought her child would be the hindrance to live with her lover. Then she decided to eliminate the child. Not any tenderness as a mother held her back from committing the heinous crime.
When brought to the incident spot for collecting evidence Sharanya, expressed no regret or tears. The public protest demanded her to be punished in a way to become a lesson to all such women.
The influence of social media leads to such broken marital relations. Here Sharanya and husband were married after a five-year long love. No psychological disorder leads her to the crime. She killed her own child in a well planned way that no one could point out fingers on her. Despite committed the heinous act she planned to impose it upon her husband and divert the direction of the case. She could even divert the investigators to a wrong way at the beginning. But police suspicious over why she was insisted her husband who had been separated from her for while came back to the day of incident. He was called by her on the day her father was not at home. The well planned murder of one-and – a half –year-old child by the mother; she is not excused of a psychological defect and it is out of pure lust she was driven by.
The incidents of women kills their own children in their desire to live with the lovers are recurrent in Kerala. The matter is a grave one that demands attention by the sociologists to evaluate.