Twin’s postmortem to be kept secret

Detectives from Dan police sub-district suspect baby was injured as a result of being shaken by father.

February 1, 2012 03:22
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Childrens ward at hospital [illustrative photo]

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Police have slapped a media ban on the results of a postmortem carried out on the body of a four-month-old baby boy who died after suffering internal injuries.

Detectives from the Dan police sub-district suspect the baby was injured as a result of being shaken by his father. The baby’s twin sister has largely recovered from injuries.

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The postmortem was carried out by the Institute for Forensic Medicine, which was chosen instead of the L.Greenberg Institute for Forensic Medicine after the parents of the twins said the chief pathologist there had already made up his mind on the case.

The results of the procedure will be kept under tabs until February 3 at least, police said.

Hundreds of relatives and friends gathered at a Petah Tikva ceremony for the baby’s funeral. The baby’s parents attended the funeral surrounded by police officers.

The father broke down in tears after touching his son’s body, wrapped in shrouds.

The twins’ mother is under house arrest, and the father remains in police custody.

The four-month-old baby boy died on Sunday. He was declared lower brain dead last week.

Army Radio added that police are checking the possibility that the babies were injured during a “baby yoga” class.

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