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14-year-old boy sacrificed by parents

SAVAGERY KNOWS no bounds. This is what has come to light when a couple hammered their 14-year-old son to death at the Amin Nagar village of the district on Saturday. It is believed to be a case of tantrik-spurred human sacrifice as sharp-edged weapons were also used.

india Updated: Aug 27, 2006 01:38 IST

SAVAGERY KNOWS no bounds. This is what has come to light when a couple hammered their 14-year-old son to death at the Amin Nagar village of the district on Saturday. It is believed to be a case of tantrik-spurred human sacrifice as sharp-edged weapons were also used.

The grisly story does not end here. The couple also killed the boy’s maternal grandmother who came to his rescue.

However, the motive for the sacrifice was not known as the couple refused to speak. The boy was said to be mentally challenged. 

Police have arrested the couple. Their daughter has also been taken into custody. Efforts are on to track down an unidentified tantrik who is suspected to have goaded the couple to commit the act. After killing their son Anuj alias Amit and his grandmother Kashmiri, Veer Singh and his wife Mukesh performed a naked dance.

They shouted “Kalyug jayega and Satyug ayega (Kalyug will end and Satyug will begin).”

Neighbours claimed they heard the chanting of mantras and saw prasad being distributed. The couple performed the dance once again in the Titawi police station, where they are lodged. Police suspected that Kashmiri, who had no son, was murdered as she owned nine bighas of land, which the couple might have been eyeing.