Neighbourhood News Desk: Curse seems to have struck a four-month old girl, suffering from a serious disease and abandoned by her mother, with her father running from pillar to post to make his estranged wife breast-feed her medicines. According to the doctor, the medicines have to be administered to the baby, suffering from Erb’s Palsy, only through the mother’s milk and not orally. Paralysis of the arm caused by injury to its main nerves during a difficult delivery.While the girl, who was allegedly abandoned by her mother when she was two months old, is battling with the disease, her father’s efforts to get back the mother has not yielded any result and an ugly court fight has started between the couple.
When the woman appeared in the high court, she refused to join him or take the child’s custody for three months to administer her medicines. She told the high court that she was allergic to the medicines which needed to be given to the child through breast feed and she cannot consume them.The high court recorded her statement and disposed of the matter, bringing the situation to square one.Though the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2015, provides punishment for abandoning a child, it is silent regarding the remedy of restitution of the minor with parents.