We have seen incidents where the villagers marry frogs and trees to please rain god. However, in a shocking revelation, at least six minor girls were paraded naked in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh district just to get relief from the drought-like situation.
According to the local religious beliefs, young girls are made to walk naked with a wooden shaft rested on their shoulders with a frog tied to it. Women accompanying these girls sing bhajans to praise the rain god. Damoh district collector S Krishna Chaitanya who took note of the incident said parents of these girls are also involved in the incident who will be counseled against such superstitious practices.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) also sought a report from the Damoh district administration. A district official said a response will be submitted to the NCPCR. Meanwhile, two videos of the incident have surfaced.