Anganwadi attendant pours hot khichdi on 3yrold boy

first_imgKolkata: A three-year-old boy from Khidirpur village of Raghunathgunj in Murshidabad suffered serious burn injuries after an Anganwadi woman poured hot khichdi on him.The victim had insisted on having two boiled eggs, instead of one. This made the woman attendant of the Anganwadi centre so angry that she poured boiling khichdi on his body. A resident of Raghunathgunj, the victim was having mid-day meal at the Anganwadi centre on Saturday morning when the incident took place. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaThe boy was rushed to Jangipur sub-divisional hospital where he is undergoing treatment. The accused woman is said to be absconding. According to local sources, the accused woman was distributing food among the children at the Anganwadi centre. Every child is entitled to get one egg each. When the victim asked for two eggs, she became very angry and poured the steaming hot khichdi on him. The locals came to know about the matter when the Anganwadi officials tried to take the patient to the hospital. The victim sustained injuries in various parts of his body. The accused woman fled the spot immediately after the incident to avoid an arrest. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSenior administrative officials of the district assured that stringent steps would be taken against the accused. Police have started a probe in this regard and are conducting raids to nab the culprit. Other workers of the centre are being questioned. The victim’s parents said they never thought that the boy would be tortured in this manner only for asking an extra egg. According to the district administration, the health condition of the patient is stated to be stable, though he suffered serious injuries in his lower abdomen.last_img read more

Modi confirms participation at UN Vesak Day in Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in UN Vesak Day celebrations to be conducted in Sri Lanka in May this year, a minister said on Friday, according to the Xinhua news agency.The UN Vesak Day will be observed in Sri Lanka to mark the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha who founded the Buddhism religion. “We are going to celebrate the thrice blessed day on a grand scale,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka’s Justice and Buddhasasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told Xinhua that the government invited a number of world leaders and Indian Prime Minister Modi had confirmed his participation. Sri Lanka is predominately a Buddhist country with more than 70 percent of the population following the region.