A 5-year-old boy is reportedly battling for his life after allegedly being beaten with a wooden stick and metal pole.
The incident reportedly occurred on Friday, August, 21, in Sydney, Australia.
However, the boy was reported to be on a life-support machine with brain damage in a case a doctor described as the “worst case of suspected child beating” he had ever seen.
Police in Sydney have apprehended and charged a 20-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman after finding the seriously injured child. The boy also reportedly had marks that looked like cigarette burns on his body and splinters in his feet and backside.
It was also reported the neighbours raised the alarm after the boy was allegedly assaulted at his home in the suburbs. He was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital where he is now in a critical condition.
Paediatric Neurosurgeon at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Adam Fowler later tweeted: “One admission overnight.
“The worst case of suspected child beating I’ve ever seen in my professional career.
“One that made me physically sob whilst examining.”
He disclosed the boy now had an “army of medical professionals” on his side as he fights for his life in hospital.
The duo involved in the case were taken to separate police stations for questioning.
Furthermore, the man was charged with wounding a person with the intent to cause terrible bodily harm, while the woman was charged with putting a child in danger of serious injury.
Magistrate Peter Miszalski denied the man bail in order to protect the child.
He said: “What started off smacking the victim to discipline, ended with the victim being severely injured.
“I have seen the photos. They are very disturbing.”
As for the woman, she didn’t apply for bail during an appearance at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, August 29.
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