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Assaulted baby home from the hospital

Assaulted baby home from the hospital

A 6-month-old baby was released from hospital on Tuesday after she was allegedly violently assaulted at the hands of her father two weeks ago.

The man, So Mao, 23, allegedly flung his baby from a second-storey window of their home after an argument with his wife on February 27.

The child was rushed to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital in Siem Reap with severe swelling to her brain, according to the Child Protection Unit’s James McCabe.

Sandan District Police Chief Oung Moly said Mao initially fled the scene but was arrested the following day.

“The little girl cried and did not stop, so the suspect was so angry and he grabbed his baby [by the legs] and threw her out the window, causing her serious injuries,” Moly said.

“Domestic abuse and violence is a global issue, however in third world countries where there are so many other issues to deal with it can compound the issues and triggers,” said McCabe.

If convicted, Mao faces between two and five years in jail for intentional violence with aggravating circumstances.

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