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Stepfather of beaten 2-year-old girl in Batken region placed in detention center

The stepfather of a beaten two-year-old girl in Buzhum village was placed in a pre-trial detention center for a month. The Department of Internal Affairs of Batken region reported to 24.kg news agency.

The decision to place him in custody was made by the district court.

Meanwhile, the Director of Healthcare Coordination and Management Center in Batken region, Arzybek Borubekov, told 24.kg news agency that the child is still in a coma and connected to a ventilator. The condition is stably serious.

On June 7, the Batken Regional Combined Hospital reported that a two-year-old resident of Zhany-Zher village was admitted to the intensive care unit unconscious. Based on the results of the pre-investigation check, a criminal case was opened under Article 138 «Torture» of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic. The girl’s stepfather was detained on suspicion of beating the girl. He was placed in a temporary detention facility for 48 hours.