The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is treating a case of torture and abuse of a two-year old baby girl who bears evidence of human bite marks on her body. She was abandoned at a Delhi hospital apparently after being severely beaten. Her head was smashed which has caused her to suffer severe brain hemorrhage.
"She had sustained injuries all over the body and is still in a critical situation. The brain damage is serious. The injuries suggest that the baby was battered mercilessly, with her head smashed," Dr Sumit Sinha said.
AdvertisementThe baby, named Falak by hospital staff, is slowly improving, yet Doctors have said that her chances of survival are just 30 to 40 per cent.
Falak was brought to AIIMS by a 15-year-old girl, who mentioned to doctors that Falak was her child and her injuries were due to a fall from the bed.
Doctors were not convinced as they found that the claims made by the girl did not match the injuries evident on the baby.
The case was then referred to the police.
Medical specialists attending on Falak, a victim of "battered baby syndrome", suspect she may have been abused by a close relative.
The teen has been sent to a juvenile home where members of the child welfare committee are talking to her to establish the truth and mystery about Falak.