5-year-old girl branded with hot iron in Sundergarh

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Sundergarh: Superstition related to the branding of children refuse to stop as a five-year-old girl of Tumran village under Brahmani Tarang police limits in Sundergarh district was branded with a hot iron rod in a bid to cure illness.

According to sources, the child has been suffering from severe cough and fever since the past few days. When her health did not improve, her parents allegedly branded her with a hot iron rod in order to cure the ailment.

Later, the girl was rushed to Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela where doctors stated his health condition to be critical and kept him under observation, sources said.

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