An Indian woman forced a 2 day old baby to walk on the advice of a witch doctor to cure the baby’s high fever.
The new born is grabbed from the neck and made to walk. The child was brought to a witch doctor women in her 50s. The goal of the horrendous ritual was to somehow reduce the baby’s temperature.
The terrified baby cried while onlooker watched. A concerned person informed the police who took the baby to a hospital.
The police officer was quoted saying, ‘He was suffering from fever, but now the baby is healthy. We must overhaul our post natal care system, have directed officials to launch a vigorous campaign.’
The mother and woman were arrested and the state plans to launch a public information campaign to stop the rituals.