A one-month-old baby is fighting for his life in Rivne, Ukraine after allegedly being beaten by his mother, who has not been named, before she left him to go on a date.
One-month-old Mykyta was found lying in his cot covered in bruises and on the brink of death in Rivne, Ukraine, according to the Daily Mail. The child had a bloodied nose and soiled clothes.
Local reports state Mykyta lived in a shared social hostel with his 19-year-old mother. Neighbors who noticed that Mykyta’s mother had gone out went to check on the infant only to find him in a horrific state.
Witnesses say one of the neighbors who discovered the child fainted after seeing the condition he was in.
“When we entered the room we saw Mykyta in his crib. His right eye was black. His nose was blocked with baked blood and he was barely breathing. We started changing his clothes and saw black bruises all over his body. One woman who was in the room fainted after seeing all this.” The woman who lived next door, Tetiana Prymak, told local media.
The poor child was rushed to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit where doctors are now fighting to save his life.
Doctors assume the child has sustained fractures to his skull, but cannot examine him at this point because of how bad his condition is.
The head of the intensive care unit at Rivne Regional Children’s Hospital, Mykhailo Kulik, said, “The boy is in a serious life-threatening condition. We suspect that his skull is fractured but we cannot examine it now.
”I have never seen a baby in such a terribly neglected state. I think his mother has never changed his clothes nor used diapers. His skin is in awful condition.”
When Mykyta’s mother returned home much later, she was arrested and taken in for interrogation. “The mother said that she was stressed out because of the baby’s constant crying. She left the baby home alone and went on a date.” Anton Kruk, a spokesperson with the police, said.
Police have since launched a criminal case for battery and failure to fulfill parental duties. According to local media, Mykyta’s father, who is 27, has no interest in the fate of the boy.
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