A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering from Mithua or Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM), along a roadside in Kaudihar town in the ... more 
A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering from Mithua or Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM), along a roadside in Kaudihar town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 8, 2012. The woman claims she possesses divine powers, tries to cure PEM by pouring mustard oil in ears and pumps them with an aluminuim rod using her mouth. PEM is due to a deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the diet. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash less 
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Tue 10 Apr, 2012 9:05 AM IST

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