A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday in a southern Mexicali home after finding a 4-year-old boy dead.

According to media reports the incident took place at 1244 Privada Volta II Street in the Lagos del Sol area.

The reporting party called the authorities to report an injured boy.

Upon arrival, paramedics and police agents found Iván Francisco, 4, dead.

According to the reports the boy had several injuries in the head, abdomen and chest.

The injuries and malnutrition apparently caused an infection and a septic shock in the child.

The police preliminarily said the infant showed signs of the mistreated child syndrome.

The police detained the boy’s stepfather, Omar Adolfo, 30, and his mother, Nancy, 21. Also, the authorities took six minors under custody for protection and additional medical evaluation.

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