Hot rice gruel thrown at minor girl

Chandbali: A four-year-old girl of Sompur village under Chandbali police station limits in Bhadrak district sustained severe injuries after hot rice gruel fell on her body during an altercation between two neighbours today.

Reports said there was an altercation between Annapurna Das, wife of Niranjan Das, was carrying firewood to her house this morning when the firewood hit the cycle of her neighbour. At this, her neighbour Basanti Das had an altercation with Annapurna. Soon after the incident, Basanti went to her kitchen and took a pot of hot rice gruel. Then she went into the house of Annapurna and poured the hot rice gruel on her four-year-old daughter inside the kitchen when her mother was cooking.

The seriously injured girl child was rushed to Chandbali Community Health Centre (CHC) where the doctors after the first aid referred her to the District Headquarters Hospital where her condition is stated to be stable.

Meanwhile, acting on the complaints from both the neighbours,  police has registered two cases and begun investigation.