VARANASI , Sept. 10 -- A five-year-old girl's back was branded with a hot iron clamp allegedly by a warden, Madhuri Singh, at Kashi Anathalay (an orphanage) in Varanasi, district probation officer Pravin Mani Tripathi said, adding the incident took place on September 4, but came to light on Monday evening.

Tripathi said he spoke to the girl and she told him, "Madhuri aunty branded her with the hot iron clamp and she suffered an injury on her back." Tripathi said he terminated the services of the warden. The girl was admitted to hospital, Tripathi said. He also said the chief executive of the orphanage filed a complaint against the warden after which police registered a case against her. HTC

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