A five-month-old baby girl who had her nose, lips and cheeks bitten off by her father in a drunken rage, has died in a Jaipur hospital, NDTV reported.
Bahadur Singh was drunk when he reached his house at Siyana village on the night of 24 January and had an argument with his wife Santosh over a domestic issue, said Anil Kumar Bishnoi, SHO of Kolayat police station, was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
Following the argument, Singh had beaten up his 3-year old daughter Bhanwari and then bitten his younger daughter Radha’s upper lip, nose and cheek in a fit of anger, the report quoted the police official as saying.
The child had been rushed to hospital, but was reportedly been turned away.
Last week, plastic surgery was conducted on the baby. Doctors failed to save her as her condition suddenly worsened Wednesday morning. She was kept in an incubator, but could not survive. She died of aspiration pneumonia at the state government-run SMS Hospital.
“Aspiration pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs and airways to the lungs (bronchial tubes) from breathing in foreign material,” a doctor at the hospital explained.
Aspiration pneumonia occurs when foreign materials (usually food, liquids, vomit, or fluids from the mouth) are breathed into the lungs or airways leading to the lungs.
The police had arrested and booked Radha’s father under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). They are now considering including murder charges too
The child’s mother was also reportedly turned out of her in-laws home for filing the police complaint against her husband.