BANGALORE: The condition of three-month old Afreen, allegedly battered by her father for being born a girl, continues to be critical and still on life support, hospital sources said.
The baby is on ventilator support and life support medication and had two convulsions today, Dr Premalatha, the doctor attending on the child told PTI.
Dr Gangadhar Belawadi, Medical Superintendent of Vani Vilas Hospital, where the child has been admitted, said there has been no bleeding from the rectum today unlike yesterday for which she was given blood transfusion. "We are monitoring her condition round the clock to ensure convulsions do not recur."
He said it was very difficult to give a clear picture of the baby's condition till she is taken off the ventilator and life support medication.
The child has severe head injury and deep bite marks on her thighs and buttocks.
Omar Farooq (25), her father has confessed to having tried to kill his daughter as he did not want a girl baby and also to having tried to murder her on other occasions, police said.
A local court extended to April 21 judicial custody of Farooq, who was arrested on April 8 on a complaint by his wife Reshma.