Udayavni Special

Kochi: 54-day old infant assaulted by father, in critical condition


PTI, Jun 21, 2020, 2:30 PM IST

Kochi: The 54-day old infant, allegedly slapped and thrown on a cot at home by its father at a town in Kerala, continues to be in critical condition at a hospital, police said on Sunday, June 21.

The child, admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital at nearby Kolencherry after the attack on Thursday, had fits several times and the next 24 hours would be crucial, they said.

The baby was initially admitted to a private hospital in Angamaly, about 30 km from here, but was later referred to the other hospital, considering the serious nature of her injuries, police said.

Doctors there grew suspicious over the man’s claim that his daughter had fallen down from the cot and informed the police.

Shaiju Thomas, 40, was questioned and arrested, based on a statement from his Nepali wife, with the help of a translator, they said.

He has been charged under various sections of the IPC, including 307 (attempt to murder) and Juvenile Justice Act.

Police said the man, short-tempered in nature and an alcoholic, had suspicions over the parentage of the infant and that probably led him to attack the child.

After snatching the infant from his wife, Thomas allegedly slapped the child twice before throwing her on the cot in their home.

He also used to beat the child whenever he came to their rented home at Angamaly after consuming liquor, they said.

However, it was not immediately clear if he was in an inebriated state when he flung the child on the cot.

Thomas, who met the 34-year-old woman through social media, married her last year at a church in Nepal.

“It was his brother, a pastor settled in Arunachal Pradesh, who arranged their marriage,” police said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Sullia Town Panchayat Prez drives garbage truck, collects waste

Govt seeks details from Swiss authorities on Indians’ funds in country’s banks

I’ll be alright in 3-4 days: Milkha’s first response after contracting COVID

Rule of land supreme, not your policy: Parliamentary panel to Twitter India officials

Zydus Cadila likely to seek EUA for its COVID-19 vaccine next week

K’taka reported 2,856 black fungus cases till date: Official

India records 60,753 fresh COVID-19 cases



Related Articles More

Govt seeks details from Swiss authorities on Indians’ funds in country’s banks

Rule of land supreme, not your policy: Parliamentary panel to Twitter India officials

Zydus Cadila likely to seek EUA for its COVID-19 vaccine next week

His life will continue to inspire every Indian: Kejriwal condoles Milkha Singh’s demise

India records 60,753 fresh COVID-19 cases

MUST WATCH

Impact of COVID-19 on public transport

Udayavani 18-JUN-2021 News Bulletin

Scenic views of Jog Falls

ಯಾರೋ ಒಬ್ಬಿಬ್ಬರು ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರೆ ಗೊಂದಲವಾಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ CM B S Yediyurappa

Weekend Curfew Rules and Regulations in Udupi

Latest Additions

Man hacks daughter to death for loving youth from another community; surrenders to police

Sullia Town Panchayat Prez drives garbage truck, collects waste

Govt seeks details from Swiss authorities on Indians’ funds in country’s banks

COVID: The three barriers that stop people being vaccinated

Uttar Pradesh police take part in the coca-cola meme wave to spread vaccine awareness

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.