Infant branded with hot iron rod to cure fever


Keonjhar: In a shocking incident, yet another infant has been branded with a hot iron rod to cure ailments. .

The 18-month-old girl Amita Mahakud at Kusumita village under Sadar block in the district was branded with a hot iron rod to cure her fever.

After the toddler’s condition deteriorated, she was admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for treatment.

According to reports, the girl was branded by a sorcerer after her family approached him to cure her. However, she did not recover from illness.

As her condition deteriorated due to repeated inhuman practice, the family had brought her to the Baradapal hospital.

Later, she was shifted to DHH, where her condition was stable after treatment.


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