Mumbai: Almost six months after a brutally battered baby, Falak, lost her life in a Delhi hospital, a similar shocker has come up in the KEM Hospital of Mumbai where an infant died of multiple head injuries on Monday. According to the doctors attending on her, there were clear indications that the baby was battered.
"This is a classical case of child battering. She had severe injuries on both sides of her head," said Dr Harish M Pathak, head of Forensic Department at KEM Hospital.
The Mumbai police initially treated it as accidental death, but shockingly, despite suspicions raised by the doctors, the police did not prevent Kalpesh and Dharmishta Joshi, the parents of the three-month-old baby, from going outside Mumbai, leaving many questions unanswered.
- The KEM hospital all through maintained that it was a medico-legal case, then why didn't the police begin its investigation immediately?
- Despite the doctors claiming that the child had suffered severe external injuries, why did the police not act?
- Why didn't the police stop the parents from leaving the city?
- Ahuti's twin, also a girl child, died 12 days after birth. Shouldn't this have raised the alarm bells for the police?
Justifying the action of the police, a senior police inspector at Borivli, Bhagwan Chate, said that the case was still open and the police would take action according to the facts.
After insisting that baby Ahuti's was an accidental death, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Mumbai police is likely to register a murder case as soon as the postmortem report is handed over by KEM Hospital. While doctors at KEM say that Ahuti's death is a classical case of child battering, little is know about her twin who died 12 days after birth.