Mayurbhanj: In a weird act of sorcery, a woman has been branded with a hot iron rod by a sorcerer to cure her son at Balidhar village under Kaptipada police limits in Udala.
The man, who claimed to be a sorcerer, has been detained by the police following a complaint by the victim. As per reports, accused had asked the woman to sit in a special ritual to heal her son and branded her on her face and other body parts proclaiming her as a witch.
However, the woman and her kid were rescued by the locals; following the incident she filed a complaint at the Kaptipada police station. The accused has been detained by the police for interrogation.