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Tantrik arrested for allegedly advising man to sacrifice 2-year-old for a son

The tantrik allegedly recommended the human sacrifice as a part of ritual to help the man and his wives conceive a son.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2017 20:26 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Indore
Tantrik,Human sacrifice,Black magic
The child was murdered in June by a man and his two wives who were hoping for a son. (File Photo/Baltimore Sun)

Police on Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old ‘tantrik’ on whose advice a man allegedly abducted and killed a two-year-old boy as human sacrifice with the help of his two wives last month.

The incident came to light after police on Monday arrested Dilip Bagri (36), a school bus driver, and his two wives from Gadhi Billoda village, about 40 kms from Indore. Allegedly Bagri carried out the crime as a part of ritual for a son.

“We have arrested the tantrik, Ambaram Bagri from his residence in Umarni village in neighbouring Ujjain district,” Gautampura police station in-charge Anil Kumar Verma told PTI.

He said Bagri was booked under section 109 (punishment of abetment) of the Indian Penal Code.

Dilip Bagri has two daughters from his first marriage. After his wife died 12 years ago, he got married again because he wanted a son. He married yet again when his new wife couldn’t bear him a son. However, his third wife also didn’t bear him a son.

Bagri then approached the ‘tantrik’ who advised him to perform a human sacrifice ritual to get his wish fulfilled, the official said.

Acting on the advice, Dilip Bagri abducted the two-year-old boy living in his neighbourhood on June 9, and in the night he and his two wives pierced pins in his body as a part of the ritual, he said.

When the child started crying, they covered his mouth and he died in the process but they continued with the ritual, according to the official.

The postmortem report had revealed that the boy was killed brutally.

First Published: Jul 19, 2017 20:26 IST