A 40-year-old man was arrested by police in Kerala for allegedly thrashing his 54-day-old infant daughter under the influence of alcohol.
The incident took place in Angamaly in Ernakulam, Kerala and it took place on June 19.
The incident came to light only after police informed about it on Sunday.
“The incident took place on June 19. The child has been admitted in the intensive care unit of a private hospital here and she is still critical,” the police informed.
“We have arrested the father- Shaiju Thomas. Even though he denied thrashing the child and she accidentally fell off the cot, however, his wife’s state indicates that he thrashed the infant,” police added.
The man has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days and he has been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 307 (attempt to murder).