ZAGREB, March 1, 2019 – The condition of a seven-year-old girl who was transferred from Zadar to Zagreb on Thursday due to severe injuries she sustained when her father threw her and her three siblings off the balcony of the house they live in on Pag island, is serious but stable and has not changed in the last 14 hours, doctors at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb said on Friday. The medical staff noted that they were satisfied with the condition of the child which was a victim of domestic violence. “The girl’s condition is serious but stable,” hospital director Ante Ćorušić.
The child is still critically ill and deeply sedated, but she is not in a state of induced coma, said Dr Milivoj Novak. He commended the chain of care for the child, saying that it had been the best possible.
The other three children, aged 8, 5 and 3, are in a hospital in Zadar.
The eight-year-old, a girl, underwent surgery for maxillofacial injuries on Friday morning.
The other two children, a five-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy, are still at the children’s surgical ward of the Zadar Hospital and their condition is stable.
The children’s father, a 54-year-old, has been formally reported for attempted quadruple murder and has been detained in Zadar. He will be questioned at the local prosecutor’s office on Friday.
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