Lucknow, Aug 8: A married couple in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad allegedly strangled their six-year-old malnourished daughter to death on a tantrik's advice for a healthy child. The shocking incident came to light when the couple’s neighbours complained to the police. Cops found fragile body of Tara burried inside the house on June 4.
Days after Tara was found dead, the Uttar Pradesh police revealed shocking details in the case. During interrogation, Tara's mother told the police that she had developed rickets and was getting weaker everyday. She revealed a tantrik advised them to kill their daughter and bury her in thier house for having a healthy child.
Tara’s grandmother revealed the family planned to build a temple over the grave. “We tried several medicines, but nothing worked on her and she kept getting weaker. My grandson has also developed rickets,” she told news agency ANI. The post-mortem report of the deceased revealed there was not a single grain in her stomach.
“Post-mortem report has revealed that the girl was strangled to death,” police officer Ravindra Gaur said. The couple has been booked, however, no arrest was made in connection with the case. An investigation was underway.