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Two more infants branded in Odisha’s Nabarangpur


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Nabarangpur, Mar 18:

Yet again two more newborns have been branded with hot objects in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district.

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The newborns have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital here.

While one of the newborn is 22-day-old, the other has completed one month. The infant girls from Chelipeta village under Papadahandi block in the district have allegedly been branded by disari (local tribal healer) to treat abdominal pain.

While the parents of the newborns were reluctant to take the babies to the hospital for treatment, it was for the persuasion of local ANM Puspalata Gochhayat that they took the infants to the hospital.

“The two baby girls are undergoing treatment now and their condition is stable,” said Dr Dharaniranjan Satapathy.