Berhampur, Oct 13 (LocalWire): A 27-year old businessman was arrested today for branding two minors with a hot iron rod four days ago at Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district.
The six and seven-year-old boys had to be admitted to the district headquarter hospital on Friday after B Lokesh branded their private parts.
He apparently got angry with them after they had a fallout with his niece, whom they were playing with on the street on Thursday, said SDPO Paralakhemundi Thakur Prasad Patra.
The children were released from hospital and their condition is stable, police said.
Inspector in charge of police, Paralakhemundi model police station, Bibekanand Swain, said the father of the children lodged a complaint on Friday and police took action immediately.
Police said the boys’ father informed the police later as the accused had threatened him from lodging a complaint.
‘We are also investigating why he delayedin complaining,’ Swain said.