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Tantrik grandfather, father kill 16-year-old boy in ritual to find buried treasure

The family tried to secretly cremate Rajveer’s body near the house at Khori village in Rajasthan, but villagers saw the pyre and informed police.

jaipur Updated: Jun 30, 2018 12:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
Rajasthan News
Rajveer Singh Jatav, who was allegedly killed by his father and grandfather at Khori village in Bharatpur district.(HT Photo)

A 16-year-old boy was killed by his father and tantrik grandfather in Rajasthan as part of a ritual in the hope of finding buried money.

The incident took place at Khori village in Weir sub-district late on Thursday. Police have arrested the father, Indrajeet Singh, and grandfather, Bhuri Singh on charges of murdering Class 10 student Rajveer Singh Jatav.

A police team, led by Bhusawar circle officer Mahendra Sharma and Weir station house officer Sitaram Meena, reached the village on Friday after being informed by the villagers. They also called in a forensic team to collect evidence.

There were blood stains in the house. Materials related to tantrik worship were recovered from the house by the forensic team.

The family tried to secretly cremate Rajveer’s body near the house, but villagers saw the pyre and started asking questions. Rajveer had given the board exam, but failed to clear it.

Villagers alleged that the deceased’s father and grandfather killed Rajveer using tantrik rituals to find hidden money.

Village sarpanch Khori Manoj Jatav said the deceased’s grandfather is a tantrik and had tried to find hidden wealth. He had also tried to kill his other grandson, Balwant, a month ago. However, Balwant came to know about the plan and has refused to sleep at home since.

Bhusawar circle officer Mahendra Sharma said some relatives have also been detained for interrogation. They also collected the remains of the pyre, Sharma said.

Weir SHO Sitaram Meena said village sarpanch Khori Manoj Jatav had registered a complaint against Indrajeet and Bhuri under section 302 and 201 of IPC for killing Rajveer.

First Published: Jun 29, 2018 22:16 IST