Shack­les of Su­per­sti­tion

Alive - - Contents - — Om Prakash Ba­jaj

Hu­man sac­ri­fice

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.”

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