Afsana Shaikh was filmed beating nine-month-old Ritisha Sinha during nap time at the day care centre in western India.The shocking attack took place on the infant’s first day at the nursery, in the city of Kharghar, in Maharashtra State.
Ritisha’s mother, Ruchita, noticed a bruise on the little girl’s face when she collected her.
Dad Rajat said:
“Ritisha was fast asleep but there was a bruise under her eye. When my wife asked about it, the centre owner said she had hit herself while playing.”Initially, we thought that Ritisha may have been stressed because it was her first day, and we believed the caretaker.But at home, she was crying continuously and refused to eat anything.”
Rajat, 31, and Ruchita, 29, discovered more bruises on their daughter’s back and behind her ear.Rishita also developed a fever and started vomiting.
The worried parents took her to a doctor the next day and a hospital CT scan later revealed that she had suffered a small fracture at the back of her skull, which had led to internal bleeding.
Dad Rajat added:
“It was inhuman. The carer was manhandling my daughter – hitting her with toys and throwing her on the mat.
“We just saw what she did to my baby, who knows how she is treating the other kids at the centre.”
According to reports, the owner has been released on bail while the carer remains in custody facing charges over the incident.