On Wednesday, Safrina Nizam and Mohammed Nizam strapped their crying 11-month-old child Niya into a harness and set her soaring about 100 feet in the air during a parasailing competition at the Kannur beach in Kerala. As perplexed spectators look on, the proud parents burst into applause and beamed with pride.

Adding to the horror, the sports club that conducted the championship assured the media that the baby already had a month’s experience in parasailing.

The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has filed charges against the couple under the Juvenile Justice Act.