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PTI patna India
Updated: 10-10-2018 21:01 IST

In a shocking instance

of human sacrifice, a woman here has been hacked to death by

younger brothers of her husband who were goaded to indulge in

the act by a sorcerer, police said on Wednesday.

According to Veer Dhirendra, Deputy Superintendent of

Police, Sadar, Sitamarhi, Sarita Devi (36) was hacked to death

late Tuesday night in Sheohar village under Dumra police

station of the district.

She was married to Bhagvan Lal Mukhiya, whose younger

brothers Sunil Mukhiya and Veer Mukhiya besides the latter's

wife Indirasan Devi - suspected of involvement in the crime -

have been arrested, the Deputy SP said.

He said the arrested accused have confessed to the crime

and disclosed that they had been consulting a "tantric" since

they did not have children despite having been married for

quite some time.

The "tantric" named Vinod had told them that Sarita Devi

was a "daayan" (witch) and they must offer her in sacrifice in

order to propitiate the gods which would fulfil their wish for

a child, the Deputy SP said.

A search was on for Vinod and three of his associates,

the Deputy SP added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)