Couple cleared over baby’s death

A couple accused of shaking their four-week-old daughter to death
were cleared of murder last week.

Kantharupan Muragamoorthy shook baby Asha in a bid to revive her
after his partner, Devika Sabaratnam, discovered her lifeless and
cold. Muragamoorthy also pressed on Asha’s chest to restart her
breathing but she later died in hospital. When a post mortem found
that Asha had more than 20 rib fractures her parents were charged
with murder.

The couple’s defence barristers argued that the injuries could have
been caused by paramedics’ efforts to resuscitate her.

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