Father forced His 9-Month-Old Baby to smoke cigarette

Police authorities have arrested a father who took a picture of his baby son with a cigarette in his mouth and posted it on social media. The father allegedly asked the nine-month-old’s mum to take a picture after putting the cigarette in the boy’s mouth.Finding it hilarious, the man, identified in Indonesia as Muzammil, 36, then shared the image online.

He has been arrested, but no action has been taken against the child’s 18-year-old mother, named Ummu Salamah, in Bangkalan Regency, on the west of Indonesia’s Madura Island.

Bangkalan Police spokesman Bidarudin said: “We have secured the father for putting the cigarette in the infant’s mouth, even if the baby is his own child.

“The child had the lit cigarette in his mouth. The culprit sat the child up, and he also held the child up by the arms because he was worried that (the baby) would get burned by cigarette ash.”

Police are said to be aware that the mother of the baby, identified only by his initials A.I., took the photo but declined to arrest her for unreported reasons.