QUEENS — A Bayside father pleaded guilty Friday to using a blunt object to fatally fracture his 4-month-old son's skull, the Queens District Attorney announced.
Jagsheer Singh, 30, was charged with manslaughter and assault after his son, Nevin Janduher, died after suffering multiple skull fractures in December 2014. Nevin was left alone with his dad after his mother, Dr. Reena Malhotra, went to work at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
“As a father, the defendant’s job was to protect and nurture his helpless, innocent son,” said District Attorney Richard Brown. “Instead, the defendant assaulted his son, causing skull fractures and widespread brain injury and ultimately resulting in the child’s death. As a result, the sentence to be imposed by the court is more than warranted.”
Singh first told his wife that Nevin fell off a changing table, but doctors found that his injuries were inconsistent with a short fall and that he had suffered “abusive head trauma.”
The infant died several days later on Christmas Eve after being taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
Singh is facing up to 18 years in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Richard Buchter at Queens Supreme Court on Nov. 4.
His lawyer did not return an immediate request for comment.