Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sick: Indian Baby-Tossing Ritual

These horrific pictures show terrified toddlers being thrown from a roof before plummeting 15 metres onto a bedsheet below.

The youngsters, who appear to be aged around two, can be heard screaming as they are dangled in the air before being dropped.

This particular ritual took place in the village of Harangal, Parbhani, in western India's Maharashtra.

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual event, which is thought to have been followed by Hindus and Muslims for nearly 700 years in the belief the fall ensures good health and prosperity for their families.

After the child lands and bounces on the bed sheet, held taught by a group of around 14 men, he or she is then quickly passed through the crowd to their mothers.
If they want health for these children, try not dropping them off buildings.

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