**Angul: ** It seems as if the child branding cases are never going to stop in Odisha as an eight-month-old child was branded with hot iron in Timuria village of Badakera panchayat here on Saturday. This is second such case reported in the same day.
Notably, the 8-month-old girl of Papu Gochhayat was suffering from fever. The baby was branded with hot iron on his stomach by a local quack after which her condition deteriorated and she was admitted to the Angul DHH.
According to the sources, the infant is undergoing treatment and her condition is stable now.
A few days ago, an 18-day-old boy from Keonjhar was also branded with hot iron following which he died on Friday in the hospital.