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Dad accused of breaking daughter's arm (Kerala, India)

Kerala man accused of breaking daughter’s arm

Dad is identified as VIJAYAN. Of course he has a history of domestic violence as well. 

Tortured boy remains in critical condition 

By Akhel Mathew, Correspondent
Published: 16:56 July 19, 2013 Gulf News

Thiruvananthapuram: As Kerala waits for news of the condition of a five-year-old boy in a coma in Idukki district after being tortured by his father and stepmother, another child abuse case has surfaced in the state capital.

In the latest incident, a man in Nedumangad in the outskirts of the capital city is accused of beating his daughter in a drunken rage and breaking her arm.

The child has been admitted to the taluk hospital and the man, identified as Vijayan, was arrested by police. Reports indicate Vijayan had constantly threatened his wife and daughter. The child had complained of pain in her hand after the father’s assault and the woman and child had secretly managed to reach the hospital, where the fracture was diagnosed.

The tortured boy, who is on ventilator support in Kumily, is showing some signs of improvement, doctors said, though his condition remains critical.