Jajpur, Apr 14: A minor girl was allegedly branded with hot iron rod by her cousin brother last night after she denied marrying him in Jajpur district, police said today.
According to the victim’s family members, the accused forced the victim to marry him to which she denied. Irate over the denial, the accused thrashed the victim and branded her with a hot iron rod last night. The father of the victim also alleged that the parents of the accused were also involved in the incident.
However, the accused and his mother have absconded after the incident took place.
On being informed, the Ramachandrapur police registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter.