Thiruvananthapuram: Before Kerala could recover from the shock of the death of a seven-year-old child in Thodupuzha who had fallen prey to domestic violence by his mother’s paramour, another horrid incident surfaced on wednesday of a three-year-old boy. The child is battling for life with a brain haemorrhage in a hospital in Aluva after his parents thrashed him mercilessly.
The couple has been charged under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) and section 75 (cruelty to child) of the Juvenile Justice Act
The doctors were unable to contain the brain haemorrhage even after performing emergency surgery. The child is on ventilator support.
After a preliminary investigation, the mother, a Jharkhand native, admitted that the 3-year-old was beaten up for ‘disobedience’.
The father of the child is from West Bengal and was employed in Kerala.
Police carried out an investigation into the company where they were employed and questioned the agents who brought them there.
The case is being investigated under the aegis of Eloor Circle Inspector.