In a shocking incident, a one-year-old girl was allegedly thrashed by her mother and partner in the Kelakam, Kannur district of Kerala. Reportedly, the girl suffered a fracture on her shoulder, an injury to her head.
As per the report, the partner of the toddler's mother did not want her to live with them. The accused has been identified as S Ratheesh and Remya.
Ratheesh and the mother of infant Remya were in a relationship while the baby is Remya's child from her first marriage. The incident was reported on June 13, when the toddler's maternal grandmother had taken her to the hospital.
The hospital authorities alerted the police and the probe revealed that Remya and Ratheesh had been staying at a rented house in Kelakam in Kannur district of Kerala for the past three weeks with the baby.
Ratheesh thrashed the girl with a piece of wood and injured her on the head and arms. The girl's grandmother came to know about the injuries during a phone call with her daughter.
Remya asked her mother to take the girl away after which the latter rushed her to the Government Medical College Hospital in Kannur. The victim's grandmother had alleged that she was not allowed to feed the child.
The doctors informed the elderly woman that the girl had a broken shoulder. Meanwhile, the man has been booked under sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 342 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and section 75 (Punishment for cruelty to child) of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act while Remya was booked under section 75 of the JJ Act.
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