6-month-old boy branded

first_imgA six-month-old child, who was reportedly branded with a hot iron bangle on the stomach, has been admitted in a critical condition at a government-run hospital in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district, a doctor at the facility said on Monday.Debadutta Rana, a child specialist at the district headquarters hospital, said the boy was also suffering from severe pneumonia. “The branding left him with serious scars on the stomach. He is undergoing treatment at the Special Newborn Care Unit of the hospital,” he added.The child’s mother, Janaki Bhatra, said she and her husband had taken the child to a quack on Sunday as he was not keeping well.last_img

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