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Tantrik held for human sacrifice

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) A tantrik was arrested Thursday on charges of killing a seven-year-old boy as a human sacrifice in Orissa’s Jajpur district, police said.

25-year-old Pitambara Gaipai was arrested after he confessed that he killed the boy to get perfection in tantra, police officer A.R. Mohanty told IANS.

The boy, Srikanta Bagi, a resident of Kubal village in the district, had been missing since Feb 11.

Gaipai who belonged to the nearby Ichhapur village, some 150 km from here, told police that he beheaded the boy the same night.

While the body of the boy was found in a field near Ichhapur village, the severed head and two old human skulls were found in Gaipai’s hamlet half a kilometre away.

‘The accused confessed that he was practicing black magic and it was an act of human sacrifice,’ Mohanty said.

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