In yet another shocking incident, five children aged between 60 days and 7 months were branded with a hot iron rod in Pujariguda village under Jharigaon block of Odisha's Nabarangpur district on Saturday.
The menace of malnutrition among children is still haunting the backward Nabarangpur district of Odisha. The number of infants affected by severe malnutrition in the district crossed 3359 mark while 355 children died in acute malnutrition between January to June this year.
Members of Nabarangpur district Biju Janata Dal (BJD) unit, led by its president and state minister, Ramesh Chandra Majhi, took out a rally and burnt the effigy of former MP Pradeep Majhi on Tuesday for his alleged connection with tainted Seashore Promotional Company Pvt Ltd. They also demanded a CBI probe into the matter.