In a shocking incident, a man threw a six-year-old boy from the verandah of the first floor of the gynaecology complex at the Kottayam Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Wednesday. The boy, who fell on the central courtyard ground which was covered with metal chips, has suffered grievous injuries.
Sujith, son of Sajan, a resident of Chirakkadavu, Ponkunnam, is the victim and Joby George, 27, of Kolenchery is the perpetrator.
Sujith’s mother and Joby’s brother’s wife were admitted at the gynaecology ward. The incident happened at 1.30 pm, when the parents of Sujith, along with the newborn baby, went out of the ward seeking some medical assistance for the baby.
According to eye witnesses, without any provocation, Joby lifted the boy and threw him to the ground below the first floor, said Gandhinagar police officials.
After the incident, Joby tried to escape from the scene but was caught and handed over to the police by the people present in the area.
Police said that the victim and accused were not acquainted with each other.
The doctors who are treating Sujith at the KMCH said that he has suffered from fractures on his hand and a leg injury. He is out of danger, they added.
‘Accused Mentally Unstable’
T R Jiju, the Gandhinagar SI, told Express that the accused did not respond properly during the interrogation and charges of criminal intention to murder were slapped on him.
“We have been trying to interrogate Joby, but he is not giving proper replies and is showing signs of abnormality.
“ Joby’s father has told the police that he is mentally unstable and is taking psychiatric medicines.
“Only after a medical test and detailed psychiatric observations that it can be concluded whether the accused is mentally stable or not,” he noted.
Joby would be produced before the FCJM Court in Ettumanoor on Thursday morning.
The SI said that the court will take a call on the medical examination conducted on the accused.