Six-year-old killed in human sacrifice in Delhi, two arrested

New Delhi, October 2, 2022

In a shocking incident, two men allegedly killed a six-year-old boy as human sacrifice by slitting his throat in South Delhi's Lodhi Colony.

A senior police official said the accused have been arrested and identified as Vijay and Amar.

"The accused have confessed to the crime. Vijay said that after consuming ganja, he went to the place where the ladies were singing bhajans and asked for incense for worshipping Lord Shiva, which was denied. After that, he returned to his shanty where he dreamt that Lord Shiva is asking for sacrifice of a child. The accused found the victim (Dharmender) alone and took him to his room and murdered him by slitting his throat," said the police.

The police said that on Saturday, they got a PCR call about the incident, that two youths have slit the neck of a child at a construction site in CGO Complex, near CBI building.

The police reached the spot and found the body of a child with visible injury marks on neck and head.

The crime team and FSL team were called to the spot and the body of the deceased was shifted to AIIMS Trauma Centre for post-mortem examination.

The police recorded the statement of Ashok Kumar, father of Dharmender and lodged an FIR.

The complainant stated that, the women of the labourer's family were singing bhajan at the construction site after dinner. When they were going back to their shanties, they realised that Dharmender was missing, and started searching for him.

During the search, he spotted blood oozing out from a shanty and when he barged in he saw his son's body under a cot.

Ashok raised an alarm after which a mob gathered and caught hold of the accused.

The alleged weapon of offence has been recovered.

IANS

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