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Man dies after being branded with hot iron

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New Delhi:A 50-year-old man died after he was allegedly branded with a hot iron in the name of treatment based on a superstitious belief. Kishan Lal, who had been ill for some time, was taken to a local woman who claimed he was suffering due to “evil powers.”

She started branding him, following which his condition deteriorated, SHO Sujangarh Bhagwati Singh said. He was taken to a local hospital last night where he was declared dead, he added.

A case against the woman, Lachmi Devi, was registered though no arrest has been made.

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