Recently, there were incidents where a wife, along with her boyfriend, were found guilty of murdering her husband. The incident took place in Melbourne, the wife having been torn between the two men in her life and proceeded to choose her boyfriend and made plans with her boyfriend to poison and murder her husband. The boyfriend, Mr Kamalasanam, and the wife, Ms Sam, were sentenced for Mr Abraham’s murder by the Victorian Supreme Court as of 21 June 2018.
Ms Sam has been jailed for 22 years with a minimum of 18 years before parole can be obtained. Her boyfriend, Mr Kamalasanam, has been jailed for 27 years with a minimum of 23 years before parole can be obtained. The husband, having been poisoned with cyanide in his drink, would have had an excruciating death, the Court noted.
This murder could have been avoided if the wife had asked for a separation and divorce.
Another incident that took place in Bega, New South Wales South Coast on 22 June 2018 was a severe bullying situation.
A year seven student was thrown to the ground by her attacker, a thirteen-year-old classmate! The teenage girl was punched in the face, thrown to the ground by her hair, and repeatedly kicked. The footage was captured on a mobile phone by another student, who filmed the attack but failed to intervene or stop the attack.
The victim is suffering serious injuries that were caused to her face and body. Her attacker was charged by the police for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and intimidation with intent to cause fear or physical harm. The attacker has been granted bail but has been Ordered to appear at a Children’s Court next month.
A common reason why a child becomes a bully is because he or she lacks attention from a parent at home and lashes out at others for attention. This is a learned behaviour that can be unlearned. To help a child stop bullying, ask him or her to talk to a teacher, a guidance counsellor, or other school officials. An appropriate doctor could also help to an extent.
These incidents confirm that people fail to give consideration to the actual “human life.” It makes us question our values and respect the rights of every individual and to understand and accept our own value, and cherish our own right to life, the freedom to be protected and to protect the intrinsic value and potential of every individual, making absolutely no discrimination whatsoever. Spheres of human value encompasses morality, human traits, human endeavours and social order.
If you believe that you have an issue or know someone who is facing an issue or has an issue they would like to be addressed, advise them to seek appropriate and relevant counselling. For example, if they’re facing issues relating to marriage, they should be then seeking help from marriage counsellors. If kids are encountering issues relating to bullying or self-confidence, they should be speaking with their social counsellors at school to be guided appropriately, or their parents should ensure they are taken to their local GP to make a referral to the appropriate entities/organisations who can guide them.
Any issue that a parent sees, or a friend or partner observes in another person should be addressed as early as possible, and any issue that you believe you might have can have a right and proper solution, rather than you believing that you have no other choice and adopting drastic measures.
We can ensure that your future continues to be secured and appropriate remedial actions are undertaken at each juncture.
Please do not hesitate to contact Freedman & Gopalan Solicitors if you wish to discuss any legal issues to arrive at a proper solution that is legally fit for you and family.