In a shocking incident, a six-year-old boy suffered serious burn injuries after his father accidentally dropped him on hot coals while performing a Hindu ritual on Sunday. The incident happened in Jalandhar district of Punjab during celebrations in devotion to a Hindu goddess. He was rushed to the hospital.
The father was walking barefoot with his son Kartik in his arms on the red-hot cinders when he lost his balance and fell during the ritual. Bystanders rushed to the rescue and took Kartik to hospital but what surprising is that other family members refused to accompany him, saying they had faith in God to heal him. –Times Of India reported.
According to the doctors, the father has also sustained about 15 percent burns and it will take at least five to seven days for their wounds to heal.
The ritual is performed by fasting for seven days before walking barefoot on the burning coals to appease the deity. Three years ago, a mother carrying her daughter slipped and fell on the hot surface, also during the Jalandhar ritual.