In a horrifying ritual, an 18- month-old boy was wrapped in banana leaves and made to lie on a “barely scorching” charcoal mattress by his dad and mom at a shrine right this moment.In a video of the incident, a person might be seen putting the toddler wrapped in banana leaves on a charcoal mattress in Allapur in Dharwad district throughout Muharram observance. The video confirmed the newborn crying and struggling to flee the warmth as smoke stored emanating from the charcoal.”The dad and mom of the newborn had prayed for a boy two years in the past. On their want being fulfilled, they’d come to fulfil their promise. The newborn was positioned on a mattress of charcoal that was doused off. Because it was barely scorching, banana leaves had been used. It was for simply couple of seconds,” police mentioned.
The police mentioned no case has been registered in reference to the weird ritual, however added the Youngster Welfare Committee has been knowledgeable with a request to counsel the dad and mom.
The incident has come to mild only some days after the Karnataka cupboard cleared its much-awaited laws to finish “inhuman evil practices”, popularly referred to as the anti- superstition invoice.
The proposed ‘Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Invoice, 2017’ – to be tabled within the subsequent meeting session – seeks to ban coercing any individual or individuals to carry out hearth stroll.
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