Jan 27 2013
One more thing. Take note of the country and mark my words: Something big is coming and it is going to involve India.
Little Radha can’t be fed normally and may not be able to speak properly unless she undergoes extensive plastic surgery – because her nose and upper lip have been bitten off.
The man who did this to the five-month-old was her own father, Bhadar Singh, a farm labourer in Siyana village of the Bikaner district in Rajasthan.
The father chewed off his daughter’s lips and nose because he was angered by her crying.
He has been arrested and booked under various sections of the Indian penal code (IPC) for causing grievous hurt with dangerous means, which provide for a sentence ranging from 10 years in jail up to life imprisonment.
According to the police, Bhadar, 36, came home drunk on Thursday around 10pm when his wife Santosh and his sister Saroj were applying mehendi (henna) to their hands.
He asked his wife to do some work. Showing him her hands, she said she wasn’t able to, at which Bhadar started abusing and beating her.
When Saroj protested, he warned her against intervening.
But seeing her mother being assaulted, their elder daughter, three-year old Bhanwar Kanwar, started crying.
This angered the drunken Bhadar, who duly turned his fury on Bhanwar. He is accused of biting the toddler on her back, hands and other body parts before throwing her on the ground.
Baby Radha was asleep in another room, but was woken up by her sister’s screams and began crying. Her father then started biting his younger child.
Horrified, his wife and sister ran out to raise the alarm. The neighbours then rushed in and grabbed Bhadar, who was handed over to the police on Friday morning.
Radha and Bhanwar were taken to the government-run Prince Bijay Singh Memorial (PBSM) Hospital in Bikaner.
Dr Girish Prabhakar, head of the paediatric surgery department of the hospital, said that although Radha was out of danger, she would have to undergo extensive, drastic plastic surgery.
“We are treating her, but to look normal she would require plastic surgery, which can be done only in Jaipur,” he added.
Radha, accompanied by her mother Santosh and a few volunteers, was sent to Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Hospital in an ambulance on Friday.
But Santosh returned to PBSM and couldn’t give explain why she had brought her daughter back, Dr Prabhakar said.
He said the Bikaner hospital authorities would try to coordinate with the Jaipur doctors to ensure proper treatment for the baby.
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The Times Of India
JAIPUR: In a fit of rage, a man bit the lips, nose and cheeks of his five-month-old daughter following a fight with his wife in Bikaner’s Kolayat area on Thursday night. The girl has been referred to a hospital in Jaipur after her condition turned serious while her father has been arrested.
According to the police, the brutal act took place in Siyani village under Kolayat police station area. Bahadur Singh (36) reached home in an inebriated condition. His wife Santosh Devi and sister-in-law Saroj Devi were applying henna (mehendi) on their hands.
“Singh asked his wife to do some work, but she refused as she had applied henna on her hands. At this, an angry Bahadur started abusing his wife. When she protested and called neighbours to intervene, he started beating her up,” a police officer said.
Hearing her mother’s cries, the couple’s elder daughter Bhanwari (3) came out of the adjoining room and started weeping. Bahadur didn’t spare her too and thrashed her.
“The younger daughter Radha woke up and started crying. This infuriated him further and he bit her lips, nose and cheeks. By then, some neighbours reached the house and reported the matter to the police,” the officer said.
A case has been registered against the father under sections 326, 341, 323, 324 of the IPC. The officer said that Bahadur was a trucker. Following an accident where he lost an arm, Bahadur left the job and worked as an agricultural labourer.
Expressing shock at the incident, district collector Arti Dogra said “All possible financial assistance will be provided for the child’s treatment.”