Lucknow, August 29: In another case of human sacrifice, a 15-year-old boy was killed on the advice of an occultist in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district on Wednesday. Reports inform that three members of a family in the same area have been arrested for allegedly killing the teen. According to a report by Hindustan Times, Akshay Kumar, station house officer of Asandra Police station informed that a family of Tharupur village had approached an occultist to get their children cured of mental illness about a month ago. Tantrik Pagla Baba Seeks Permission For Human Sacrifice From Bihar Government.
The official informed that the occultist gave the family a choice between animal and human sacrifice. As the family couldn’t arrange for a pair of oxen, they chose to sacrifice Divakar Yadav, a boy of the same village. The official said at least three children of family reportedly have mental illness and the family was facing a hard time. Police said that the suspects- Ramgopal, his mother Siyawati and their relative Ramshankar were arrested on Sunday. They have been charged with murder (section 302 of the Indian Penal Code) but the occultist is still absconding. Andhra Shocker: Priest, Two Others Found Dead in Shiva Temple, Human Sacrifice Suspected.
The accused occultist, identified as Ramabhikash, is a distant relative of Siyawati. Police informs that many villagers confirmed that Ramabhikash used to visit the house of Siyawati before the Divakar Yadav was abducted and killed. The HT report further informs that earlier this month, experts had suspected some occult practices on seeing the condition of the boy’s body. Officials said that the body was draped in a red saree with vermillion applied on his forehand and the boy had bangles in his hands. It also appeared that the boy was strangled, then his body dressed as a woman before being hung from a tree in the forest.