Shackles of Superstition
A four-month-old baby girl was rescued from a burial ground in Ghaziabad (UP) a little before she was to be sacrificed by a so-called Tantrik (occultist). Police arrested the tantrik who wanted to do a human sacrifice to enhance his power! An accomplice was also arrested. The child’s maternal uncle was also arrested for selling her to the tantrik for Rs 40,000, said the police.
The tantrik is married and has three children. He told the police that he had just completed his ‘tantrik vidya’ and wanted to be a graduate in it! For this he had to perform a “bali” of a human being.
Police, with the help of local intelligence, zeroed in on the maternal uncle of the baby and rushed to the spot where they rescued the baby, arrested the accused and also recovered the “sacrificial instruments.”