The inhumane incident has been reported from Mahada village under Ulunda block in the district.
According to the report, Chanchala Sahu, a 60-year-old widow, had a wound on her leg a few days back. Seeing it, her co-villagers suspected that she had got infected with leprosy. They soon asked her to leave the house and stay in a distant and isolated place outside the village.
Chanchala, who was residing along with her 26-year-old son in the village, moved to a distant of 2 km and resided near a rivulet in fear. On being informed about this from a source, the Ulunda BDO went to her and rescued her. The BDO then rushed her to the Subarnapur District Headquarters Hospital where she is undergoing treatment now.