Keonjhar/Bhubaneswar, 16/09/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : An 18-day-old baby died after being branded with a hot iron in Keonjhar district on Friday night.
Two days ago, the infant, son of one Puthura Munda, a resident of Pidhapokhari village, was branded with a hot iron by his aunt cure the baby from stomach related ailments. Following deterioration in the infant’s condition, his parents rushed him to the district headquarters hospital in a critical condition. However, the child succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the ICU of the hospital.
A total of three children have lost their lives while 15 others were hospitalized in the last three months in the district after they fell to the superstitious practice.