4-yr-old girl dies in hospital; Mom taken into custody for beating her up
Kollam: A four-year-old girl, who was admitted to the hospital due to fever, died after her mother allegedly beat her up. The incident took place at Parippally in Kollam. The doctors said that the child was beaten by her mother. The police took the mother into custody as the mother admitted that she beat the child after she refused to eat food.
The child was identified as Diya, daughter of Deepu and Ramya. She was affected with fever and was admitted to hospital after high temperature.
First the child was admitted to Parippally Medical College and was later referred to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College. The child breathed her last on the way to hospital. There were bruises on the child’s body and internal bleeding also was detected.
A relative of the family responded to Mathrubhumi that Ramya told her she beat the kid with a stick for not having food. She added that Ramya, who is a nurse, used to take care of children well and she did not know anything else. However, the doctors said that the mother might have beaten the child earlier also.