'Liar, baby killer': This Kerala nurse has become a public enemy for Australian media

First Published 6, Sep 2017, 4:56 PM IST
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Highlights
  • "Baby killer Dimple Grace Thomas weeps at prison sentence" read the headline of the story by Herald Sun
  • Dimple, 32, has been sentenced to over two years in jail after a court found her guilty of causing a car crash with a pregnant woman 
  • Dimple will have to serve 15 months in jail before she is eligible for parole and also faces deportation to India after her release

Australian media have ripped into Kerala native and nurse Dimple Grace Thomas after she caused a car crash in Cranbourne, which eventually caused a baby's death.

"Baby killer Dimple Grace Thomas weeps at prison sentence" read the headline of the story by Herald Sun.

"A lying, self-centred baby killer has cried on being jailed for just 15 months. Dimple Grace Thomas cared more about her own fate than the life of a 28-week unborn child she killed in a supreme act of selfishness," read the copy.

Dimple Grace Thomas and husband

"A Melbourne woman has wept in the dock after being jailed for 2½ years over a crash that led to a baby's premature birth and subsequent death," read a report by The Age.

Also read: How this Malayalee nurse ended up killing a baby, is a story we must all read and learn from

Dimple, 32, has been sentenced to over two years in jail after a court found her guilty of "wanton disregard of the law" which led to a car crash with a pregnant woman whose baby died. 

In August last year, Dimple collided with a car driven by a 28-weeks pregnant Ashlea Allen on the highway back in Cranbourne. Allen suffered severe abdominal pain and underwent an emergency caesarean in hospital but her daughter, Melarniah, died two days later. 

Allen’s car ended up in a ditch after the crash.

The court heard that Dimple should have turned left onto South Gippsland Highway when leaving a car park after a gym workout, but instead drove across three lanes in an attempt to enter a gap in the central median strip and turn right.

Dimple will have to serve 15 months in jail before she is eligible for parole and also faces deportation to India after her release.

[Photos: Rebecca Michael/Herald Sun]

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