Boy sacrificed to please god

News Update as at 22.30 hrs (IST) on April 2, 2001

The Hindu

Jagdalpur, April 2. (PTI): In a horrific incident, a four-year- old boy was strangulated and his tongue chopped off by his neighbour to propitiate the gods in a village in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said here today.

The incident took place on March 26, they said, adding the neighbour, Nohar Ram, resorted to the gruesome act to solve his family difficulties.

The boy, son of Rajendra Sahu, was strangulated. Later, his tongue was chopped off, and the body offered as a human sacrifice in a temple in village Sarandi, police said.

Referred by:Balram Sampla
Published on: April 5, 2001
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