A man has been jailed for 9 years for beating a 4 year old boy at his Weoley Castle home, leaving him fighting for his life with a fractured skull. The boy’s  mother was also injured in the “unprovoked” attack.

Vishar Jain, aged 44, from Edgbaston, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (Monday 5 August) after earlier pleading guilty to wounding the child in March this year at an address in Millmead Road,  Weoley Castle.

The court heard how the computer engineer was in the living room sitting on the sofa, with the child and the child’s mother, when for reasons unknown, he began to repeatedly punch and kick the youngster, before throwing him on to the wooden floor twice and stamping on his head.

The child suffered severe injuries, including a fractured skull, a broken collar bone, cuts to his mouth and bruising to his head and body. He was in hospital for two weeks recovering from his injuries.

The child’s mother, who was Jain’s partner at the time, was also beaten when she tried to intervene in the beating. She also suffered facial bruising and eye injuries. She had been with Jain for two years prior to the attack.

DC Hayley Bubb from Birmingham’s Child Protection team said: “We will never know why Jain decided to viciously beat this little boy. This was an unprovoked and sustained attack on a defenceless child, which he has never explained.

“Although he has recovered well physically from his injuries, emotionally it will take a long time for him to get over the attack.”

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Cover image by Ian Britton on Flickr

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