In Goramachiya village in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, a 12-year-old girl has been causing quite a stir recently. The terrified villagers are divided over whether this girl has been blessed by the gods or cursed by some evil forces.
According to sources, the 12-year-old girl manages to set fire to anything that she touches with her bare hands.
The girl was adopted by the former village headman after she lost her parents. Her guardian says that he first noticed her powers when she started powering up bulbs and fans. Then she started setting objects on fire merely by touching them.
One day the girl managed to burn her clothes, leaving them completely burned but suffered no burns herself.
The villagers are now also scared about the safety of the girl. They have been praying at the local temple for her to be cured of her ‘strange affliction’. They will also apparently hold a special puja
for the child.
So far, the girl has not been examined by any medical professional and it remains to be seen if these claims are actually true.