Five-year-old assaulted by father, stepmom in Kerala

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 08:27 hrs

Idukki, Kerala: In a shocking incident, a five-year-old boy in Idukki district of Kerala is in critical condition after he was allegedly beaten up by his father and step mother, said reports.

The child has reportedly suffered a head injury and doctors attending him in a private hospital in Idukki fears brain damage.

The boy is in ventilator support.

He was brought to the hospital on Tuesday with both legs fractured and several injury marks throughout the body.

The parents of the child, who are arrested, initially told the police that the child had fallen down and got hurt.

However, doctors ruled that out possibility as the injuries are very severe.

The child also has a brother who stays in an orphanage, reports said.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has asked district authorities to submit an urgent report on the incident.

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