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SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY ‘SACRIFICED’ IN BALANGIR Monday, 29 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY ‘SACRIFICED’ IN BALANGIR
Monday, 29 September 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
In yet another superstition-driven inhuman act, a seven-year-old male child was sacrificed in Jhalapadar village under the Bangomunda police station in Balangir district on Friday.
This was revealed by accused Bankanidhi Behera of Chuliphunka village who along with one Rishikesh Das, a suspected sorcerer, was arrested and court-forwarded on Sunday.The police have also detained two other persons in connection with the murder.Sources said Bankanidhi on Saturday evening lured Dasarath Parabhue (7) to catch a hen and took away him while he was playing on the village road. He was advised by a sorcerer to offer a child to a Goddess so that he would not suffer illness further. Accordingly, Bankanidhi took the child and killed him.
Dasarath was found dead on a village pond with his tounge cut on Saturday morning. Bankanidhi is stated to have confessed this to the police during interrogation. The two detainees have been identified as Chandan Das and Lingaraj Das.“Two have been arrested and two others are being interrogated in the case. Further investigation is on,” SP Deepak Kumar told our correspondent.