BANGALORE: Three-month-old baby Neha Afreen is still battling for life at Vani Vilas Hospital. Her father Umar Farooq, an automobile mechanic, had allegedly tried to kill her because she is a girl.
Chief Medical Officer of the hospital Dr Hemalatha told Express, “According to the CT scan report, the baby is suffering from brain haemorrhage. There are also some deep bite marks on her posterior. She is under observation and the next 48 hours are critical.”
Medical Superintendent Dr Gangadhar maintained that the baby is still in a “critical condition as she has suffered brain haemorrhage”.
“She has been put on ventilator support and her condition is being closely monitored,” he told media persons.
Umar Farooq was arrested following a complaint by his 19-year-old wife Reshma Banu on Sunday for allegedly battering the baby. She had alleged that he was not happy with the birth of the baby girl. Meanwhile, he was produced in court and has been remanded in judicial custody.
Reshma, in her complaint, has also charged that he has been harassing her for dowry. He has also threatened to kill her if the demand was not met, police said. Meanwhile, it is learnt that Reshma is now filing for divorce.