Odisha: 5-yr-old girl branded with iron rod to cure fever

Rourkela: Even after several reports about the harmful consequence of branding children carried in media, the barbaric practice still prevails with another incident from Sundergarh district.

The incident was reported from Tumran village under Brahmani Tarang police limits where a 5-year-old girl was branded with a hot iron rod allegedly by parents to cure fever.

The child was admitted to Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in Rourkela in critical condition.

More details are awaited.

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