Video report by Ayana Harry, Fox CT
Text by Hilda Muñoz, Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN — A 27-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of a 19-month-old boy she was babysitting.
Kinjal Patel was also charged with risk of injury. She remains in custody with bail set at $1 million.
The victim, Athiyan Sivakumar, was taken to the hospital Jan. 16 with a severely fractured skull, police said. He died Jan. 19 of blunt force and his death was ruled a homicide.
Police said Patel admitted that she became angry with the child while babysitting on Jan. 16 and forced him on the floor, causing him to hit his head.
The boy started to cry and convulse. Patel said she called the boy’s father and said the boy was injured. The father returned home and brought the boy to the hospital, police said.