In a chilling reminder of the death of battered baby Falak, another case of a two-year-old who died after being allegedly abused by her parents has come to light in Mumbai.
The postmortem report revealed shocking facts that the baby had sustained injuries all over the body including burns, cuts, branding and swelling.
"We have filed an accidental death report and are awaiting certain reports to proceed with our investigation," said a police officer. The incident was reported to the local Shahu Nagar police station near Mahim in the city, in March last year.
The police said they received an anonymous call on August three about the incident and seized the body of two-year-old girl Tanaaz while it was being taken for burial.
According to police, baby Tanaaz was first brought to Sion Hospital in March last year by her mother Zeenat. The hospital authorities were told that Tanaaz had fallen from her bed and was not eating well.
During initial check up, the pediatricians found several injuries on Tanaaz's body which made them take the help of a forensic expert, who reported that the baby was beaten up and her mother's claim of her falling from the bed was unconvincing.
Few weeks later, when Zeenat again went to the hospital, the doctors noticed that Tanaaz had fresh injuries. Again in September last year, the baby was brought to hospital, when the police were called, hospital authorities said, adding that they (police) just recorded Zeenat's statement.
Meanwhile, the police said they were waiting for certain reports including viscera analysis before taking further action in the case.