Stepfather tortures 3-yr-old boy

His limbs are fractured, has burn injuries on face

The stepfather of a three-year-old boy has been arrested for brutally torturing the child, police said on Saturday.

The boy, Sanyam Jain, was admitted to the intensive care unit of Ummed Hospital in Jodhpur on Thursday.  He is struggling for life due to brutality of his step-father, an alcoholic who beat him and scalded him with burning cigarettes on his face and clawed him.

Critical condition
His condition is critical, limbs are fractured and he has burn injuries on his face and private parts. Doctors said he has also developed the 'battered baby syndrome', like two-year-old Falak who is in a Delhi hospital. The boy’s father, Kailash Jain, is a quack and runs an illegal clinic in Sanchor.

"He tried to flee when he came to know that a police case has been registered against him. But he was traced in Sanchor and arrested on Friday evening," said a police officer.
During interrogation, Kailash confessed he was under the influence of alcohol and tortured the boy.

The police have registered a case against Kailash on a complaint by his wife Nidhi Jain.

"Nidhi had married Kailash in 2001, but the couple got separated after a few years due to frequent family feuds," the officer said.

"Nidhi then married Padamchand in 2007. Sanyam was born in 2010. But as Padamchand was unemployed, she left him as well after the birth of the child," the officer added. About three months ago, Kailash lured Nidhi into returning to him and had promised to give up alcohol, said the officer.

"After Nidhi moved into his house, he started consuming alcohol again. He hated the boy particularly," he added. According to the woman's statement to the police, Kailash would not give the child food and torture him.

"Kailash confined the boy in a room at his house on Tuesday night and started torturing him in inhuman ways,” said the officer.  When Nidhi tried to intervene, Kailash allegedly beat her up also.

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