Nanny accused of violently shaking baby

April 8, 2008 4:35:28 PM PDT
A Bronx nanny is under arrest Tuesday, accused of violently shaking the baby she was watching for a Greenburgh couple.Authorities say 23-year-old Bibi Safeena Zaman shook the child so hard that the 18-month-old suffered subdural and retinal hemorrhaging.

The child is recovering at Westchester Medical Center.

Zaman is charged with reckless assault of a child, a felony.

Zaman reportedly called police on Thursday and said the baby fell down the stairs. But doctors said the baby's injuries did not match such a fall.

Zaman is native of Guyana and is in the country illegally. Investigators say she admitted to shaking the baby because she was having difficulty feeding the child a bottle.