A father from India who suspected his wife of beating their child installed CCTV in a bid to find out what was happening and was shocked to find his wife shaking and smacking the baby.

He installed the CCTV cameras  after finding his wife was always angry towards the child when he got home from work.

The footage shows the woman initially playing with the child and then holds him up in the air from his neck before slapping him and shaking him.

The video went viral on Indian news websites which prompted the police to set up an investigation.

The father said: “I suspected that my wife beats our son, hence got a CCTV camera installed [in the house].”