Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) The Rajasthan government has put a doctor in Barmer under Awaiting Posting Order (APO) status after he was found curing a “possessed” woman by slapping her and burning incense sticks (agarbatti) in front of her. Also Read - SpiceJet to Launch 20 New Domestic Flights, 16 to Connect Jaipur With Other Cities

The incident occurred on Wednesday when the woman was brought to the government hospital in a semi-conscious condition. Also Read - Jaipur Introduces Astro Tourism in The Pink City, Know All About it

Dr Surendra Bahri, after talking to the family who claimed that she was “possessed” and needed treatment, slapped her two-three times. Also Read - Now, Gaze at Mars, Venus and Stars as Night-Sky Tourism Kicks Off in Jaipur

“He is a qualified doctor and what he was doing is not in any way part of medical sciences. He should have tried to treat her medically rather than adopting these techniques. We have put him under APO,” a senior Medical & Heath Department official told IANS.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.