Four held in Chhattisgarh for human sacrifice

Raipur, March 7 (IANS) Four people, including two women, were arrested in a Chhattisgarh village for allegedly killing a six-year-old boy to obtain spiritual powers, a police officer said Sunday.

Shobharam Sahu was arrested along with his wife Sonkunwar, son Visheshwar and daughter-in-law Kewra Bai, late Saturday from Banjari village in Dhamtari district, some 80 km from here, on charges of sacrificing their neighbour’s child.

‘Shobharam kidnapped the boy, Nohar, on the night of Feb 1 and the family kept the child in captivity till Feb 12 when Shobharam cut Nohar into pieces on Mahashivratri to obtain spiritual powers,’ Inspector General Mukesh Gupta told reporters Sunday.

He said Shobharam was arrested for murdering the child while his wife, son and daughter-in-law were held for being part of the criminal conspiracy.

Gupta said the main accused had confessed to the killing during interrogation.

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