Daily Mail- These are the horrendous scenes where a two-day-old baby boy was forced to 'walk' by an Indian witch doctor in an effort to cure the infant's high temperature.
The tot is grabbed by the neck held above a blanket and waddled across a blanket in front of dozens of villagers in Assam.
The child's parents brought the infant to the woman in her 50s who told them to strip the baby and perform the bizarre ritual reduce its temperature.
The baby was crying and looked terrified as at least one of the onlookers filmed the proceedings on a mobile phone.
Luckily, the person who filmed the clip, shared it with authorities in Morigaon who sent police to the scene who took the infant to hospital where he is recovering.
According to a report on NDTV, two woman have been arrested including the witch doctor.
Here is how you know you are a bad parent. When your child is in obvious pain after getting her head palmed like a basketball, and the person that is most worthy of criticism isn't the one doing the palming. Let's take a step back. This woman went to a witch doctor. A doctor that is named after a sector of people that we used to BURN ALIVE. A sector of people that evoked such a negative reaction that you weren't even allowed to be confused with them without paying with your life. What did you walk into the witchdoctor's 'office' expecting a handful of Advil and a pat on the ass? That's not how it works sweetheart. You want a regular ass cure go to a regular ass doctor. Not to the town outcast that sits there talking to herself and stirring 'potions' all day. That's like going to a dominatrix and being pissed off when you get bent over like a school girl and end up with some beads in your anus. You paid for outside of the box type shit and your are going to get some outside of the box type shit. I am not even sure what you really expected. A far as I know there is no such thing as malpractice in the field of witch doctoring. When you trust someone whose success is predicated on magic you kind of have to leave your preconceived notions at the door. I feel comfortable assuming there was no 'M.D.' attached to the end of that nameplate. Tomorrow is not promised, but your child has a better chance of seeing it if he's not getting 'cared' for in a shanty hut in front of 100 villagers.
So, this witchdoctor got arrested and all, but we are just going to conveniently leave out whether or not the child's temperature went down? I feel like that is a pretty important part of the story. Sure, the kid almost died and had to go to the hospital, but maybe that was just the price that had to be paid for a consistent 98.6 degrees. If you wanted your son to be in complete health after the procedure you probably should have just gone to the hospital in the first place, no?
P.S. Biggest upset ever is that there was a witchdoctor and a camera phone in the same place. Game, set, match, Steve Jobs won.