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.
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