This is the shocking moment a carer at a nursery slapped and kicked a 9-month-old baby so hard she fractured her skull and caused internal bleeding.
Footage from the nursery’s own CCTV camera caught the carer, Afsana Shaikh, red handed as she delivered the beating during naptime at the day care in Kharghar, in Maharashtra State, Western India.
She can be seen twice hurling the baby onto a mat before delivering a series of blows.
She can be seen twice hurling the baby onto a mat before delivering a series of blows
Afsana Shaikh was caught red handed as she delivered the beating during naptime at the day care in the city of Kharghar, in Maharashtra State, in Western India
It was only the first day that baby Ritisha, at attended the centre after her parents decided to place her there while they worked.
But when the mother came to pick Ritisha up on the evening of her first day at the new nursery, she saw a bruise on her face.
Her father, Rajat, said: ‘Ritisha was fast asleep but there was a bruise under her eye. When my wife asked about it, the centre owner said she had hit herself while playing.
When Ritisha’s mother came to pick her up, she saw a bruise on her face
‘Initially, we thought that Ritisha may have been stressed because it was her first day, and we believed the caretaker. But at home, she was crying continuously and refused to eat anything.’
The couple soon discovered more bruises on her back including behind her ear. And then parents saw that Rishita had developed a fever and started vomiting.
They took her to a doctor the next day and a hospital CT scan later revealed that she had a small fracture at the back of her skull, which had led to internal bleeding.
The parents of little Ritisha – who admitted her to the nearby Fortis Hospital under observation – were told by medics that she had most likely got those wounds because she was beaten.
The furious parents then went to the day care centre and demanded to see the CCTV footage, but the owner of the nursery, Priyanka Nikam, told them they needed to file a police complaint first.
Kharghar police station officers were notified and the cops checked the CCTV footage before arresting both the carer and the centre’s owner, named as Priyanka Nikam in reports.
The furious parents, Rajat and Ruchita, then went to the day care centre and demanded to see the CCTV footage,
They took her to a doctor the next day and a hospital CT scan later revealed that she had a small fracture at the back of her skull, which had led to internal bleeding
Her mother, Ruchita, said: ‘We could not believe our eyes while watching the CCTV footage.’
The father said: ‘It was inhuman. The carer was manhandling my daughter – hitting her with toys and throwing her on the mat. We just saw what she did to my baby, who knows how she is treating the other kids at the centre.’
According to the latest reports, the owner has been released on bail while the carer remains in custody facing charges over the incident.