In a shocking incident, a 10-month-old girl was allegedly beaten up and kicked at a creche in Navi Mumbai by a caretaker. The 30-year-old employee of a daycare center in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, was arrested Thursday.
A nine-month-old baby suffered major injuries after she was beaten up by a maid at a playschool in Kharghar. The whole incident was captured on CCTV camera. The maid and the owner of the day care centre have been arrested by the Kharghar police.
The lady identified as Afsana Sheikh and Kharghar Police on Thursday arrested her and the daycare center’s owner Priyanka Nikam (34). However, Nikam was later released on surety bail while Sheikh has been remanded in police custody.
Going into details, the 10-month-old girl’s parents Ruchita and Rajat Sinha, who are complainants in the case, used to leave their child at the day care center as they both are working. On Tuesday, when they went to take her, they found a wound on their daughter’s forehead.
Ruchita asked creche owner Nikam about it, but she did not get a proper response from the day care center. When the baby’s parents approached a doctor, he suspected it to be a case of child abuse.
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Subsequently, the child’s parents went to Kharghar Police Station and lodged a complaint. The incident came to light when the CCTV footage of Purva Play School and Creche, a day care center for children at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai, was analyzed by the police and the infant’s parents.
Maharashtra’s Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde said they have decided on compulsory installation of CCTVs at such centres.
The CCTV footage also showed Sheikh beating Ruchita’s daughter while some other infants were sleeping. In the video, Sheikh is seen hitting, throwing and kicking the child.
“We took her back to the doctor and a CT scan revealed that she has a small fracture at the back of her skull, which led to internal bleeding. She is now under observation for two days at the Fortis Hospital in Vashi,” her father, Rajat Sinha said.
Minister Pankaja Munde termed the incident as shocking. “We have decided to make it compulsory to install CCTVs at play schools, to avoid recurrence of such incidents,” she said.
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