Boy assaulted in Thodupuzha loses sight, remains critical
Thodupuzha: The police have registered an attempt to murder case against a man, who brutally beat up two boys.
The elder of the two boys, a seven-year-old, remains critical with a fractured skull. His lungs were also damaged and he is surviving on life supportive systems at the Kolenchery medical college.
The man is a relative of the father of the boys. Arrest will be registered after questioning the mother of the children who were assaulted. He started living with the women and children after her husband died seven months ago. According to the grandmother of the boys, the man used to beat up the children.
Stringent action will be taken against all who were involved into the assault. Treatment of the child will be taken up by the government and necessary steps will be taken for the security of the child, said health minister K K Shailaja.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night. The man who came home drunk started to beat up the elder boy. On seeing this, the younger boy started crying. The man then assaulted the younger boy. The younger child sustained injuries to his chin and teeth. He was sent with his grandmother under condition to produce him before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Friday.
The seven-year-old was admitted to the Kolenchery medical college with a fractured skull. The doctors performed a surgery on the boy who is in ventilator support. The doctors clarified that the boy has lost his sight owing to the injuries.
The younger child told the CWC, that the man who lives with his mother beat his elder brother on the head, face and eyes using a stick. The older boy fell on the floor and started bleeding profusely. Based on the statement, a report was given to the Thodupuzha police to register a case against the culprit, said CWC chairman Dr Joseph Augustine.
The victims are the children of an Udumbannur native woman. She was married off to Thiruvananthapuram. After her husband died of heart attack seven months ago, her husband’s relative began to live with them. He used to beat up the woman too.
The man brutally attacked the boy for revealing his brutalities at school.