Police arrested a 25-year-old Kiryat Gat resident under suspicion of assaulting her one-year-old daughter. Last Thursday, the toddler was brought to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, where staff found she was suffering from two fractures in her femur bone.
The mother told the doctors that the injury was the result of a fall, but police decided to take her to custody. The mother's remand was been extended by three additional days.
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The late hour in which the mother brought her daughter to the hospital raised doctors' suspicion and as per working orders they reported the case to the police.
The mother continued to deny the abuse accusations to Kiryat Gat police who investigated the case at the hospital earlier in the week.
The mother claimed that she fell while she was holding the toddler. The baby's grandfather is with her in the hospital while the mother is detained. The Social Services and Welfare Ministry launched an investigation into the case.
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