Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhadrak, Dec 11:

A four-year-old girl has sustained severe burn injuries after a woman allegedly poured hot rice gruel on her owing to quarrel between two families in Odisha’s Bhadrak district.


According to reports, Niranjan Das’ wife Annapurna had a verbal duel with their neighbour Basanti Das over a petty issue. Infuriated over this, Basanti allegedly threw hot rice gruel on Annapurna who happens to be the former’s sister-in-law. However, Niranjan’s daughter suddenly came on the way and got injured in the incident.

The minor girl was first rushed to Chandbali Community Health Centre and later to District Headquarters Hospital here yesterday. As her condition deteriorated, she was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack for specialized treatment.

The shocking incident took place at Sompur village under Chandbali police station limits in the district.

Meanwhile, police have registered two cases and are investigating into the incident.