Witch Doctor Forces Baby To Walk: Witch Doctor Forces 2-Day-Old Newborn Baby With Fever To Walk [Video]

A witch doctor forces a baby to walk in a misguided and disturbing attempt to “heal” him. The incident that happened in a rural Indian village was recorded on video, which is seen below. Warning: Content is graphic and could be upsetting to watch.

The Independent reports that the 2-day-old newborn was suffering from a high fever— and had since birth. Worried parents relied on the village witch doctor to help the infant, which didn’t yield the results they were seeking. In the video, the “doctor” grabs the naked baby by his neck and forces him to walk. The video was taken by a villager witnessing the “ritual in the state of Assam.”

This video clip was shown to Morigoan police. The witch doctor who forced the baby to walk has been arrested and is in judicial custody. Another woman is reportedly arrested in connection to this event.

According to NDTV, the infant is now safe and recovering in a hospital.