In India, the Hindi word for naughty is “budmas” and they use the word, “cheater” to describe an Indian man who is a bad person, abusive, a drunk, and unfaithful to his wife and family. There are many “cheaters” in India and many in the slums are “cheaters”.
For children living in this environment, I would define them as being very poor and being at-risked. However, if a child has two parents regardless of their living conditions, many people in India and the government don’t considered them poor enough or at-risked enough to qualify for assistance since the “cheater” father and mother can go find jobs to care for the family. For them, they don’t view a child living in an impoverish environment with a father who drinks and is abusive as being poor enough to help. At least, that has been my experience working with many of the Indians here in Kolkata.