A seven-year-old boy from Thodupuzha in Idukki is battling the pain in a private hospital at Kolancherry after a friend of his mother slammed him on the floor on Thursday night.
His younger brother told the child helpline that the mother’s friend beat them black and blue.
The kid is currently in the ventilator. Due to internal bleeding, his situation will remain critical for the next 24 hours, doctors said.
Health Minister K K Sahilaja said that the government will take care of the treatment expenses.
Though the mother said that the kid fell from the bed, the doctor found their statement suspicious and informed the childline and police as well.
Meanwhile, the police have registered a case based on the younger brother’s statement. They will record the arrest of the accused on Friday.
The couple were living at Thodupuzha.