Instance of Faith and Superstation; Baby treated Hot Iron

Keonjhar: June 11: Incident of Blind faith and superstition has been reported from Baharaguda village under Harichandanpur block of Kenjhar district of Odisha where a seven-day old new born baby boy was treated with hot iron by her grandmother. The baby suffered burn injuries on his stomach and was admitted to district headquarters hospital.

In another incident, an 18 month old baby girl from Patapani Sahi under Sadar block was also meted with similar fate she was treated with a hot iron by a local village quack to cure swelling of her stomach. Further,she was admitted to district headquarters hospital where the doctors diagnosed her with Malaria.