A nursery worker was caught on CCTV slapping and kicking a baby so hard the tot suffered a fractured skull and internal bleeding.
Afsana Shaikh was filmed beating nine-month-old Ritisha Sinha during nap time at the day care centre in western India
The shocking attack took place on the infant’s first day at the nursery, in the city of Kharghar, in Maharashtra State.
Ritisha’s mother, Ruchita, noticed a bruise on the little girl’s face when she collected her.
Dad Rajat said: “Ritisha was fast asleep but there was a bruise under her eye. When my wife asked about it, the centre owner said she had hit herself while playing. Initially, we thought that Ritisha may have been stressed because it was her first day, and we believed the caretaker. But at home, she was crying continuously and refused to eat anything.”