Bangalore: Battered baby in semi coma

The condition of three-month-old baby Afreen, allegedly battered by her father for being born a girl, deteriorated slightly today with the child slipping into a semi-comatose state, hospital sources said

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012, 10:40 AM IST

Bangalore: The condition of three-month-old
baby Afreen, allegedly battered by her father for being born a
girl, deteriorated slightly today with the child slipping into
a semi-comatose state, hospital sources said.

"The baby`s condition has deteriorated slightly. She had
two more convulsions yesterday evening," Resident Medical
Superintendent (RMS) Somegowda said.

He said the baby has hurried respiration of 30-40 per
minute against the normal 20-25 per minute and also
Pathycardia (increased heart rate). "She
is in a semi-comatose
state and this is not a good sign".

The RMS said the hospital would seek an expert opinion
from a doctor at NIMHANS.

PTI