According to information, the male child of Trinath Nayak and Dumuni Nayak was suffering from a disease for over a fortnight. The parents had taken the child to the Tentulikhunti hospital first. As the child didn’t recover even after taking medicines for a few days, parents with help of Ashakarmi of the locality took him to the Nabarangpur District Headquarters Hospital not for once but for three times. Bur no improvement was marked in him.
On Thursday, they took the child Tentulikhunit hospital again. However, doctors there declared the child brought dead. The child had branding marks at about 30 places over its belly and back.
When contacted, the Ashakarmi said family members branded the child despite her advice to them not to do the superstitious act. Family members have also conceded to the act.
Notably, many such cases have happened in rural areas of Nabarangpur district earlier.