A Five-year-old boy is fighting for his life after what a hospital doctor described as the “worst case of suspected child beating” he’d ever seen.
The boy is reported to be on a life-support machine with brain damage after allegedly being beaten with a wooden stick and metal pole.
The five-year-old boy was badly injured at a home in Sydney’s southwest on Friday.
Police in Sydney, Australia, have now charged a 20-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman after finding the seriously injured child on Friday.
He also had marks that looked like cigarette burns on his body and splinters in his feet and backside, say reports.
A court heard how neighbours raised the alarm after the boy was allegedly attacked at his home in the suburbs.
He was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital where he is now in a critical condition.
Paediatric Neurosurgeon at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Adam Fowler later tweeted: “One admission overnight.
“The worst case of suspected child beating I’ve ever seen in my professional career.
“One that made me physically sob whilst examining.”
He revealed the boy now had an “army of medical professionals” on his side as he fights for his life in hospital.
Police have charged a 20-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman over the incident
The boy is reportred to be on life-support after allegedly suffering brain damage.
The couple in custody were taken to separate police stations for questioning.
The man was later charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
And the woman has been charged with putting a child in danger of serious injury.
Magistrate Peter Miszalski denied the man bail in order to protect the child.
He said: “What started off smacking the victim to discipline, ended with the victim being severely injured.
“I have seen the photos. They are very disturbing.”
The woman did not apply for bail during an appearance at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.