4-year-old boy burnt with hot khichdi for asking an extra egg


West Bengal: four-year-old boy who asked for an extra egg for breakfast was allegedly stripped and burnt with hot khichdi in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Friday.

The incident was reported in Raghunathgunj area of Bengal’s Murshidabad district. The boy received severe burns on his legs and hips. He has been admitted to a Jangipur hospital for treatment.

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The minor boy was allegedly stripped off his clothes and had steaming Khichdi poured on him by a woman staffer of the centre which is a part of state-funded Integrated Child Development Scheme.

A written complaint has been registered against the woman staffer, identified as Sehari Bawa. She is reportedly absconding, a report in Hindustan Time said.

The boy’s mother said that her son came back home crying at around 9 am and when she went to the centre, some students told her that Sehari Bawa had poured steaming khichdi on him for asking for an extra egg.

A probe has been initiated in the case.