Jalandhar, June 14:  A six-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after his father dropped him on red-hot coals during a Hindu religious ritual in Jalandhar. The father was walking barefoot with his son in his arms when the he lost balance and and fell on the coals during the ritual. The child who was in his arms also fell on the coals. However, there are also reports that some of the family members did not allow the child to be taken to hospital immediately. Also Read - Battle Lines Drawn: Amarinder Moves Resolution in Punjab Assembly Against Centre's Farm Laws

Onlookers quickly rushed to the rushed and took Kartik to hospital. The child was admitted in emergency ward of the hospital. The father sustained 15 per cent burns.Doctors of the hospital said that it will have five to seven days for the child for his wounds to heal and recover completely. (ALSO READ: 7 dead in accident near Panvel on Mumbai-Pune Expressway) Also Read - Punjab: AAP MLAs Spend Night in Assembly Premises Over Agriculture Law

Around 600 devotees had gathered in Jalandhar city in northern Punjab state for a festival in honour of the Goddess Maa Maariamma. Devotees fast for seven days and prepare themselves for the ritual. Similarly a mother carrying a daughter slipped and fell on hot coals during the ritual in 2013. Also Read - Schools Reopen in These States From Today; Number of Hours, Students Restricted | Check Guidelines