In a shocking incident, a father accidentally dropped his six-year-old on a pyre of burning coal during a ritual in Jalandhar.
According to reports, the incident took place when the father was walking barefoot with his son Kartik in his arms on hot ember during a ritual at the Mariyaamma festival, when he lost his balance and the child fell off his arms.
The father-son duo was badly injured and were immediately rushed to a nearby
hospital, where they are undergoing a treatment.
Every year devotees from across the country flock to Jalandhar for the festival
in honour of goddess Mariyamma.
The ritual is performed at the festival involves fasting for seven days
before walking barefoot on the burning coal to appease the deity.
Here is the video:
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 14, 2016