Thodupuzha: A seven-year-old boy was admitted to a private hospital here after he was brutally assaulted, reportedly by their stepfather.
The boy was taken to the private hospital on Wednesday evening in an unconscious and critical condition. He had sustained injuries to his head.
The parents said he fell off a sofa. However, the doctors soon realised that the boy could not have sustained such injuries by falling from a sofa. Sensing that something was amiss, the doctors alerted the police.
The boy was taken to Kolenchery medical college hospital for advance treatment. He remains unconscious and is in ventilator support.
Based on the statements of his younger brother, police assume that boy was beaten up using a heavy object. However, the police do not believe the boy’s statements completely. The mother and stepfather are under surveillance.