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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 29:

A person in Odisha capital today allegedly branded his five-year-old son with hot iron for being naughty and disobedient towards his parents.

The father of the victim was arrested by Dhauli police after the mother of the child lodged a complaint in this regard.

The child was admitted to Capital Hospital in a critical condition.

“He (the child) never pays attention towards studies and is very naughty. He often goes to river disobeying us. I am unable to keep a constant watch on him. His father, on being angry over him for causing trouble to me, branded him with hot iron at thighs, legs and hands,” the mother of the child said.

“My son is very naughty and disobedient. His nature caused inconvenience for his mother, who has recently undergone stomach operation. In a fit of rage, I branded him with a hot iron frying stick,” the father of the child said.