Woman branded with hot iron in Odisha

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Nabarangpur, Sep 19:

While branding of infants with a hot iron to cure them of their illness is routine in tribal dominated southern Odisha districts, this time, a woman has been branded with a hot iron by a disari (faith healer) in Chitabeda village under Raighar block in Nabarangpur district.


According to reports, Rabibari Majhi, of Chitabeda was allegedly branded with a hot iron by a faith healer to cure her of stomach pain.

As her condition turned critical her family members have admitted her to the district headquarters hospital here, reports added.

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