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Nurse booked for beating 2-month-old baby boy

A nurse has been arrested on Thursday for allegedly thrashing a two-month-old boy in a hospital in Shahdara's Vivek Vihar, the police said.

The accused has been identified as Somayya (24), according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) R. Sathiyasundaram. During the investigation, it was discovered that she used to become intoxicated on the job. According to authorities, she was possibly inebriated on the night of the event.

The victim's father - Sabeeb (28) from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras - told the police that his wife delivered twins in May but one of their sons, Ahaan, fell sick on July 16. He then took Ahaan to a local hospital where the doctors asked him to take the baby to Delhi for better treatment. He then got his son admitted to Care New Born & Child Hospital in Vivek Vihar on July 18, as per a report by The Hindu.

The complainant said he was visiting the hospital daily. But on July 24, he received a call from the hospital that his son got injured.

Mr. Sabeeb immediately reached the hospital and found that Ahsan's hand was fractured and his face was swollen.

Mr. Sabeeb alleged that the doctor refused to tell him how the incident happened and also threatened him with dire consequences if he approached the police.

The complainant said he managed to watch the CCTV footage of the room where his son was admitted.

In the footage, a nurse can be seen thrashing his son at around 4 a.m. on July 24, he alleged.

Mr. Sabeeb then approached the police on July 27. An FIR was registered under Sections 325 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant Sections of Juvenile Justice Act on Wednesday night.

Further investigation is under way, the police added.

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