A man who claimed a toddler died after falling off a trampoline in central western NSW has been charged with the child's murder, police say.
The 35-year-old was arrested outside Bathurst police station on Wednesday afternoon and later charged with murdering the 11-month-old girl from Mandurama, about 45 kilometres north-east of Cowra.
The man had taken the child, suffering head injuries, to Blayney District Hospital on Wednesday last week, police said.
Doctors were unable to resuscitate her, and she died a short time later.
Officers were told initially that the girl had fallen off a trampoline at the family's home in Mandurama.
However, NSW Homicide Squad commander Detective Superintendent Mick Willing later said the child's injuries were not consistent with a fall.
Police have said the man was not the girl's father, and the mother was not at home.
They have not detailed the man's relationship with the child.
Homicide Squad detectives and officers from the Chifley Local Area Command formed Strike Force Zarebski to investigate the child's death.
After receiving the results of the child's post-mortem examination, officers arrested the 35-year-old at 4.10pm on Wednesday.
He was was refused bail and is to appear in Bathurst Local Court on Thursday.
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