As the whole Kerala remained shell-shocked to witness a baby miraculously survive a fall from running jeep, the Munnar police on Tuesday filed cases against the parents for handling the child carelessly. It is learnt that the parents have been booked under non-bailable offences as per Juvenile justice. The Child Rights Commission have also filed a case against the parents.
As per sources, police have found out that the parents have failed to ensure the safety of the child. However, it is learnt that there won’t be an immediate action regarding the incident. Police are currently investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, the baby’s father Satheesh said that the mother failed to notice the child falling as she was sleeping due to tiredness. He also added that he is ready to face the proceedings legally. The shocking incident occurred on Monday when the baby fell from the running jeep near Rajamala check-post in Idukki. The family was returning after visiting the Palani temple.
The baby’s father Satheesh said that the mother was sleeping as she was tired. So the fall of the infant went unnoticed, says Satheesh.The baby suffered injuries due to the fall. The baby crawled to the check-post of the Forest Department when others noticed the fall and the officers gave first aid. Meanwhile, the parents who were unaware about the incident had 50 kms farther from the spot.
The Forest officers took the injured baby to the hospital and informed Munnar Police. The parents of panicked on the disappearance of the baby and informed the police. The State Council for Child Welfare have announced an investigation on the incident. State Council for Child Welfare Chairman S.P. Deepak said that action will be taken against the parents if found responsible.