Battered baby Afreen passes away after cardiac arrest
Wednesday, 11 April 2012 11:43
Doctors at Van Vilas Hospital said the infant died around 11.30 am of cardiac arrest. She was admitted Sunday with bite marks and a severe head injury.
The baby was on ventilation and life support since Sunday and doctors attending to her had said Tuesday it would take at least three weeks for them to conclude whether she would survive or not.
The baby had suffered brain haemorrhage due to a severe head injury, had bite marks on several parts of the body and some burn injuries, doctors said but could not confirm the cause of the burns.
The baby's 19-year-old mother Reshma Bhanu, the daughter of a fruit vendor, was inconsolable as doctors broke the tragic news to her. Afreen's father Umar Farook, 25, a car painter, has been arrested on the complaint of his wife that he had brutally assaulted the baby because he wanted a male child. He has been sent to jail till April 21.