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Minor boy’s body found in pieces in Ludhiana, human sacrifice suspected

A mutilated body of a nine-year-old boy cut into six pieces was found at a vacant plot near his house in Karnail Singh Nagar of Dugri area of Ludhiana on Tuesday.

punjab Updated: Jan 17, 2017 23:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
human sacrifice,Karnail Singh Nagar,Ludhiana
Mutilated dead body of a 9-year-old boy cut into six pieces was found in a vacant plot in Karnail Singh Nagar of Dugri area on Tuesday night

A mutilated body of a nine-year-old boy cut into six pieces was found at a vacant plot near his house in Karnail Singh Nagar of Dugri area of Ludhiana on Tuesday.

The victim, identified as Deepu, has been missing since Monday, his father Dalip Singh, a labourer, said.

He said someone spotted his son’s body crammed into a sack kept at a plot, 60 metre away from their residence.

The police suspected human sacrifice and registered a murder case against unidentified accused.

Deputy commissioner of police (DCP-investigation) Bhupinder Singh Sidhu said both arms and head of the child were chopped off from torso. It could be a case of personal enmity, but human sacrifice cannot be ruled out, he said.

He added that the police were scanning CCTV cameras installed in the area to trace the accused.

First Published: Jan 17, 2017 23:46 IST