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Physically handicapped hanged over fire, critical in Kandhamal

Bhubaneswar: In another incident of superstition, a physically handicapped youth received critical injuries as he was kept in hanging position over a Jhamu fire in the Mahamayi Temple premises at Baliguda in Kandhamal district early this morning.

The critically injured was identified as Bhabani Shankar Nanda of Bhagamundar Sahi of Baliguda.

According to reports, Bhabani’s legs were paralysed. In order to cure him, family members and others took him to the Mahamayi temple and hanged him from a poll over a fire on last Saturday. But he fell down in the fire and sustained critical injuries. Following this, temple staffs hid him and didn’t take him to a medical.

After being informed by some locals, police rescued him and took to him a hospital. His condition is now stated to be stable.

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