18 June 2018
Nabarangpur: It seems there is no end to the relentless cases of child branding in Odisha with the latest report coming from the tribal belt of Nabarangpur district. A six-month-old baby boy was allegedly branded with hot iron in a bid to cure him of stomach ailments.
The incident occurred in Khatiguda village under Papadahandi block of the district.
As per sources, a villager named Nakula Bhatarara branded his six-month-old son as the child was suffering from some stomach ailments for the last few days.
The child was branded several times by his parents as a result his condition deteriorated.
The ailing baby was initially rushed to Sibugaon health centre and later shifted to district headquarters hospital where he is being treated now.