Debashish Saha and his wife Pamela, who are facing a criminal investigation in New Jersey in “shaken baby” case, have denied any wrongdoing.
The US-based Indian couple took their one-year-old son, Indrashish Saha, to hospital after he toppled from his bed. But doctors found that the injuries the one-year child sustained weren’t consistent with the explanation that the parents had given. Instead they found injuries were consistent with the so-called “Shaken Baby Syndrome.”
The Department of Children & Families (DCF) took Indrashish under its possession, and let his parents to only visit the child for two hours a week under the supervision of an official.
Mr. and Mrs. Saha are now facing a criminal probe by the Morris County Prosecutors Office of New Jersey.
Mr. Saha told reporters, “I was not at home when Indrasish fell and almost became unconscious. My wife Pamela called me up in tears and I rushed home to take my son to a doctor and start the treatment.”
The 28-year-old engineer described the acquisition that he and his wife shook their son as “a false accusation.” He said that the ligament tear and blood clot that doctors found in the child’s head could be the result of a minor fall that his son suffered in India on June 2.
Specialists say that a less than two-year-old child can develop hemorrhaging and subdural hematoma in both the eyes if he/she is shaken for five seconds or more in a front-to-back motion.