A mum poured ‘waterboarded’ her coughing six-month-old baby in a bid to force the tot’s father to get back with her, police say.
The mother, identified as 31-year-old Karina, was arrested when a police officer in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico, spotted her allegedly beating the girl in a park while changing her nappy.
According to reports, the baby was constantly beaten as a way of getting back at the father, who was allegedly being blackmailed with the videos.
Other horrifying images show someone standing on the baby with a foot pressed up against the tot’s throat.
Police say they found several videos on the mother’s phone showing the extent of the abuse the infant reportedly suffered.
In one video, a woman is seen pouring water over the crying tot’s face as she struggles on the floor.
Another scene shows the same person with their foot pressed down on the baby’s chest.
Reports said there were other clips of the woman holding a knife to the baby and she was also placed in a full bucket, barely able to keep her head above the water.
Sandra Pacheco Garcia, head of the Centre of Justice for Women in Ecatepec, said that the baby’s father has been located and he is assisting the authorities with their investigation.
His daughter was checked by doctors who reportedly found signs of physical abuse to her legs, hands and face.
She is currently being cared for by her father, according to local media.
The mother has been arrested and charged, but is currently free on bail with a restraining order preventing her from going near her baby.
The investigation is ongoing.