Shadol, UTTAR PRADESH: a 3=month-old baby in Madhya Pradesh died agonizing death days after gruesome 'treatment' administered by local quack to treat pneumonia. In the incident, the infant was jabbed 51 times on the stomach with hot iron rod as part of ‘treatment’. The incident took place in tribal-dominated area in Shahdol district.
The child died days later after being brought to the hospital following advce of anganwadi worker to the mother to spare baby the crude treatment. Police will exhume the body for postmortem purposes and investigation. Poking hot road to treat pneumonia is common in several such hamlets in the region.