JAIPUR: 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.