A coronial inquest into the death of a two-month old baby has found she died as the result of multiple occasions of physical abuse by her father.
Coroner Olivia McTaggart handed down her findings into the baby's death in Hobart on Wednesday.
Charlotte Lukendlay was found unresponsive on February 21, 2016, at a Newnham unit after being alone with her father, Gaurav Endlay, for the 40 minutes before.
Her mother, Rongrong (Angel) Lu, called triple zero. Charlotte was taken by ambulance to Launceston General Hospital and then flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital where she died of her injuries four days later, on February 25.
A coronial inquest was held in Launceston earlier this year to examine the circumstances of Charlotte's death, including hearing evidence of alleged family violence by her father.
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- Evidence of family violence, prolonged trauma to baby, and threats
- Allegations father would shake baby and cover her face
- Phone call from India suggests preference for baby boy instead of girl
- 'I never, ever expect him to kill my baby': Mother
- Father blames mother's burping of baby for fatal fractures
- Father's evidence labelled 'unbelievable'
Ms McTaggart said when Charlotte presented at the LGH her injuries were "consistent with non-accidental injury".
"Charlotte's father was the last person to see her in a conscious state," Ms McTaggart said.
"I am in no doubt Mr Endlay inflicted harm on Charlotte."
During the inquest, Ms McTaggart heard evidence the baby suffered a hypoxic brain injury and fractures to her ribs consistent with multiple separate instances of trauma prior to her death.
Ms McTaggart said she accepted the evidence that Charlotte had suffered injuries on multiple occasions, but said she was unable to determine exactly when the incidents occurred.
Charlotte's mother, Ms Lu, heard the coroner's findings over the phone and Mr Endlay appeared by video-link.
During the inquest, Ms Lu said she blamed Mr Endlay for Charlotte's death and detailed multiple instances of family violence.
Mr Endlay gave evidence that burping by her mother caused Charlotte's fractures.
Ms McTaggart said Mr Endlay's version of events was "simply implausible."
"I fully accept the evidence of Ms Lu. Ms Lu did not harm Charlotte in any way. She adored Charlotte and tried assiduously to be a caring mother to her," Ms McTaggart said.