A 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were charged for allegedly ill-treating a two-month-old baby girl, who was found to have fractured her skull, according to The Straits Times.
The identities of the parties involved cannot be revealed due to a court order protecting the identity of the victim, and court documents didn’t mention how the two accused are related to the baby.
The 31-year-old man was charged on 14 January with an offence under the Children and Young Persons Act.
He was charged with allegedly causing unnecessary injury to the baby girl by slapping her in the face at a Sembawang HDB unit on 5 January, at about 1.30am.
The 29-year-old woman had also allegedly assaulted the baby on 8 January in a different unit but the same block, by dropping the baby into a cot which allegedly resulted in the victim’s skull fracture.
The two accused have been ordered to be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health, and their cases have since been adjourned to 27 January.
Upon conviction, the man faces a jail term of up to 10 years, a fine and caning.
The woman cannot be caned but she can receive an extended imprisonment sentence in lieu of her caning (if convicted).