Polish parents detained in Austria over infant death
PR dla Zagranicy
Two Poles have been detained in Austria over the death of their infant son, who reportedly died from brain trauma over the weekend.
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The boy, aged three-and-a-half months, was hospitalised on Sunday night with life-threatening injuries.
Doctors said he had a broken cranium, fractures to the ribs and multiple bruises. Medical staff suspected that the child had been abused for a long time, and notified police.
Police arrested the 30-year-old father of the child and the infant’s 26-year-old mother some time later. Both are Polish nationals.
A spokesman for the prosecutor's office in St. Polten, north-east Austria, said that according to preliminary information, the cause of death was brain trauma. (rg/pk)