Indian couple fight to get baby back in US

The couple, who is from Jaipur, has been living in the US since August.

Indian couple fight to get baby back in US
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New York: Authorities in the United States have placed under foster care the two-month-old baby of an Indian couple after he sustained severe head injuries.

According to relatives of the couple who lives in New Jersey, the infant was taken under foster care after he was rushed to a hospital with severe head injuries.

As per a report in NDTV, the baby was born to Ashish Pareek and Vidisha in October.

The couple, who is from Jaipur, has been living in the US since August.

Pareek works with Indian outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services in Jersey City.

The incident happened last month when Vidisha was at home with the baby.

As per NDTV, Ashish's brother Abhishek Pareek said in Jaipur that the baby slipped from Vidisha's hands and his head hit a television before he fell on the ground.

The baby, Ashvid, was immediately rushed to a hospital where was was treated for serious internal head injuries.

As per reports, the baby has recovered after being treated at two different hospitals but was handed over to foster care last week.

According to Abhishek, the incident was an accident but US authorities are blaming the family.