Disabled man suffers severe burns after being hung upside down by a fire by Indian priests

The 37-year-old man was suspended in a fire while the priests tried to cure him

Horrendous moment The disabled man suffers severe burns after being hung upside down by a fire by Indian priests who try to cure him

  • Bhawani Shankar Nanda has been disabled since birth and can not walk properly
  • He was suspended over an oven and you can see flames hitting his body
  • He suffered severe burns to his face, chest and hands in the ritual of black magic

Bryony Jewell for Mailonline

A 37-year-old man suffered severe burns after going to a temple and trying to cure his disability using black magic.

Bhawani Shankar Nanda, who has been disabled since birth and can not walk properly, went to the priests in the Vagamunda village of the Kandhamal district in Odisha, India.

It is said that a priest suggested the ceremony, in which Mr. Nanda was hung upside down on a fire, hoping to cure his disability permanently.

The 37-year-old man was suspended in a fire while the priests tried to cure him

It is said that a priest suggested the ceremony in the hope of healing his disability to walk permanently

It is said that a priest suggested the ceremony in the hope of healing his disability to walk permanently

Bhawani Shankar Nanda suffered severe burns after he went to a temple and tried to cure his disability using black magic.

A short video captured by one of the temple visitors shows the horror of the moment.

The ritual began by hanging it upside down with a fire underneath.

Mr. Nanda can be seen over the fire while a priest sings mantras and music is made around him.

An assistant of the priest approaches from the other side and pours the clarified butter, feeding the fire.

Mr. Nanda, disabled, can be seen as beaten by the flames while the assistant sprays more butter.

The fierce flames rise to Mr. Nanda's body and then he can be seen falling towards the fire before the priest and his assistant rush to save him.

A priest's assistant poured clarified butter into the fire

A priest's assistant poured clarified butter into the fire

Mr. Nanda disabled can be seen being beaten by the flames while the assistant sprinkles more butter before the priests try to save him

Mr. Nanda disabled can be seen being beaten by the flames while the assistant sprinkles more butter before the priests try to save him

A video captured by a temple visitor shows the priests singing and adding clarified butter to the fire. The flames soon get out of control and Mr. Nanda gets hurt

The locals and family members quickly took him to a nearby hospital where he received treatment after the shocking incident.

The locals and family members quickly took him to a nearby hospital where he received treatment after the shocking incident.

The doctors at the hospital advised him not to try blind faith or the ritual of black magic again.

The doctors at the hospital advised him not to try blind faith or the ritual of black magic again.

The priests ran to try to get the disabled man out of the flames, but it was too late. Mr. Nanda was treated at a local hospital for burns on his face, chest and hands.

They prevent it from falling but it is too late to stop the burns.

The locals and relatives Mr. Nanda quickly took him to a nearby hospital where he received treatment.

It is said that Mr. Nanda is stable and can be seen with burns on his face, chest and hands.

The doctors in the hospital were surprised by the burns and advised him and his family members not to believe in that kind of black magic or blind faith, since he could have killed him.

The doctor also suggested that Mr. Nanda sought medical experience to cure his disability instead of visiting the priest and performing black magic rituals.

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