By ABC NEWS.
A 10-month-old baby is in a coma after suffering “blunt force trauma” and significant burns in an attack at a home in western Sydney.
The de facto partner of the baby’s mother has been charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Police said the 23-year-old man was at home alone with the boy when paramedics were called to the property in Penrith about 3:50pm on Sunday.
The boy suffered significant burns to 40 per cent of his body on his head, neck, chest and back and also sustained significant head and facial injuries.
Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden said the burns were believed to have been caused by hot water while the other injuries appeared to be the result of blunt force.