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She's offering her son's ‘blood sacrifice’ for hidden treasure

Fearing for the life of their six-year-old son, the Kunhere family approached the court and lodged a complaint against the Gome family members for their attempt to draw the boy’s blood for a ritual to obtain hidden treasure buried in their house.

indore Updated: Aug 12, 2015 14:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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A six-year-old boy is afraid of his own mother who is ready for his 'blood-sacrifice' in order to obtain a 'hidden treasure' in her house. The incident came to light when the mother and her family's second attempt to draw his blood failed, prompting the boy's father the need to knock the doors of the judicial magistrate’s court.

Sapna Gome, the mother of six-year-old Himanshu, and her family were convinced that there was treasure hidden in their house and all that was required to extricate it was the blood of a child.

It all began back in May 2014, when six-year-old Himanshu’s maternal family visited their home in Teen Kua Pancham Ki Fail locality. His mother Sapna’s father Kailash Gome, mother Savitri Gome, brother Mayank alias Monti Gome and sister Pooja Gome are all residents of Lala Ka Bagicha under MIG police station.

The visiting family confided in Sapna Gome that they knew of a treasure in their house but needed a child’s blood to get it. Sapna readily agreed to sacrifice her own son’s blood for the cause. However, traumatised and disoriented, the child fainted before the blood could be drawn and the ‘treasure hunters’ had to make a quick getaway.

When Himanshu’s father and his grandmother came to know of the incident, they decided to refrain the mother and her family from seeing their son.

However, a year later, the mother once again tried to draw blood from her son. When the child raised an alarm, they even beat him up.

Fearing for his son’s life, father Hemant Kunhere and grandmother Kamla Bai lodged a complaint against the Gome family at the Tukoganj police station. When no action was taken in this regard, according to the complainant’s counsel advocate Krishna Kumar Kunhere, Hemant and Kamla Bai appeared before the JMFC court of judge Neetukanta Verma on May 6, 2015.

Acting on the complaint, the court of the judicial magistrate of Indore on Wednesday directed the police to register a case against the complainant’s mother and her family under the Domestic Violence Act, 2005, and also directed the MIG police to serve a notice to the mother and her family to appear before the court during the next hearing scheduled for September 14.

Taking cognizance of the matter, the court directed the district woman and child development (WCD) officer to investigate the matter. On Wednesday, the investigating officer submitted the report finding true all the allegations. The court has directed the police to register a case against the Gome family and ordered them to appear before the court during the next hearing on September 14.

First Published: Jul 16, 2015 15:23 IST