5 year old son branded by father for neglecting studies


Bhubaneswar: ‘Branding’ generally found in the rural areas in the form of superstition, has now also been noticed in the outskirts of the smart city. In an incident, a ruthless father has allegedly inflicted burn injuries on the delicate body of his five-year-old son for neglecting studies, on Wednesday.

While the mother has filed a complaint against her inhuman husband, the child has been admitted to the Capital Hospital located here in the city.

The incident took place at Nuagaon in Samantarapur under Dhauli Police Station limits on Wednesday on the outskirts of the capital city here.

The father has been identified as Biswajeet Sahu (aged 37), the victim is Suvam and his mother’s name is  Soudamini. Biswajit owns a medicine store, ‘SAhu Medicine Store’ at Balakati Bazaar. Soudamini has been reported to be his second wife. His first wife along her daughter was staying in their village. While Biswajeet being in love with Soudamini who hails from Andhra Pradesh, married her around six years ago. They were staying together along with their 5 year old son Suvam at Nuagaon in a rented house.

On the day of the incident, Soudamini had been to BMC Municipal Hospital for her health check-up. Meanwhile, Biswajit was teaching Soham at his house. But Sohambeing not listening to him, Biswajit being aggrieved branded Soham with a hot spatula.

Basing on the FIR filed by the little boy’s mother, the Commissionerate Police has detained the accused   father and investigation was on.Sources said the police might arrest and forward him to court if he is found guilty.

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