In a disturbing incident, a 7-month old girl has been sacrificed in Seraikela Kharsawan district in Jharkhand. The ghastly act was allegedly done by a man and a tantrik (occultist) with the irrational purpose of appeasing the god. The man wanted his wife to conceive a child and the tantrik had told him that it can be done if a baby is sacrificed. The man alleged to be involved in the gruesome act has been identified as Bhadoi Kalindi. The tantrik’s name is Karmu Kalindi. Both have been arrested by police officials from the Tiruldih police station. They were arrested from Chaida village. Bhadoi worked as a snake charmer and he was married for eight years, but did not have a child. The tantrik suggested the sacrifice of a child to help his wife conceive, based on which the duo performed the grisly act.
The duo hatched a plan to abduct the 7-month old daughter of the tantrik’s neighbor Subhash Gope. They executed their plan during the night when the baby was sleeping and took her to a cremation ghat near a river in Tiruldih, where they sacrificed her. During police interrogation, both men confessed to their involvement in the dastardly act. The weapon used to sacrifice the baby has also been recovered by the police. Investigations are now on to locate the body of the baby girl.