The condition of three-month-old baby Afreen, allegedly battered by her father for being born a girl, deteriorated slightly on Wednesday with the child slipping into a semi-comatose state, hospital sources said.

“The baby’s condition has deteriorated slightly. She had two more convulsions yesterday evening,” Resident Medical Superintendent (RMS) Somegowda said.

He said the baby has hurried respiration of 30-40 per minute against the normal 20-25 per minute and also Pathycardia (increased heart rate). “She is in a semi-comatose state and this is not a good sign“.

The RMS said the hospital would seek an expert opinion from a doctor at NIMHANS.