Hyderabad, July 10: A man, reportedly in an inebriated state, banged his three-year-old son’s head against an auto-rickshaw following a fight with his wife. A video clip of the incident went viral soon. The boy received head injuries and was admitted to the hospital. The man is reportedly on the run, said reports. Police registered a suo-motu case under IPC Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, reported ANI. The child has been handed over to Child Welfare Committee, said the agency.

The Jagadgirigutta police received a call that a drunk man in Srinivasanagar was beating his son brutally, refusing to let go despite neigbours’ intervention. A police team reached to spot to find that Shiva Goud, in his early 30s, had beaten Ritwik, 3. “Goud who was reportedly having an extra-marital affair was caught by his wife, who then went with their son to his paramour’s house. On seeing his wife and son, Goud got angry and started quarrelling with his wife and beating his son,” a source told a daily.

Deccan Chronicle quoted Jagadgirigutta inspector M. Narasimha Reddy as saying, “The boy’s mother was not ready to give a complaint, keeping in view the child’s safety. As she refused, a suo-motu case has been registered under Section 9 (1) (a) of Child Care and Protection Act and also under Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.”