6-month-old becomes victim of hot iron branding

Nabarangpur : A six-month-old baby boy was allegedly branded with hot iron rod to cure him of stomach ailments here on Sunday.

The incident occurred in Khatiguda village under Papadahandi block of the district.

According to information, one Nakula Bhatarara of the village used hot iron to brand his six-month-old son to cure his stomach ailments few days back.

But after the baby did not show signs of any recovery, his parents resorted to branding him with multiple times which worsened his condition.

Critically ill, the child was initially rushed to Sibugaon health centre and later shifted to district headquarters hospital.

Doctor sources at the hospital said that the child is suffering from Pneumonia and is being constantly kept under observation.