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Queens father may face new charges in beating death of infant son

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BAYSIDE, Queens (PIX11) -- A Queens man who was arrested for assaulting his 4-month-old son may soon face an upgraded criminal charge after the child died on Christmas Eve.

Police responded to 205-40 Brian Crescent around 8:09 p.m. on Dec. 20 where a baby was reported to have trouble breathing and became unconscious.

The Daily News reports the baby was in the care of his father, Jagsheer Singh, 28, while his wife, Dr. Reena Malhotra, was at work that day.

The baby, Nevin Janduher, appeared to be find the next morning as Singh gave him a bath. It was reported that during this time, the baby fell of the changing table -- a four-foot fall.

A short time later, Singh noticed the baby was unresponsive and called 911.

The baby was transported to Flushing Hospital in critical condition.

On Christmas Eve, the baby died from severe head injuries.

But doctors determined the baby “suffered multiple severe skull fractures, widespread brain injury resulting from lack of oxygen and retinal hemorrhages,” prosecutors have said. They argued the trauma was inconsistent with a fall.

Singh was arraigned Monday on charges of first-degree assault and child endangerment.

He was jailed in lieu of $200,000 bail.

In a news release Monday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown vowed charges would be upgraded against Singh if Nevin died.

Officials told Daily News that there would be upgraded charges pending results of an autopsy performed by the medical examiner.

Singh is due in court Jan. 5.