Body of six-year-old girl found, father alleges human sacrifice

October 9th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Oct 9 (IANS) The body of a six-year-old girl was found near a temple in Uttar Pradesh, police said Thursday. The girl’s father has alleged she was killed as part of a human sacrifice ritual. The body was found in a pond near a temple in Nadirkurmiyan village in Chitrakoot district, 280 km from here, late Wednesday.

“The girl was missing since Tuesday. Her father Chupka lodged a missing complaint with us,” Inspector P.K. Pandey of Rajapur police station told IANS by phone.

Chupka alleged his daughter had been drowned as part of a sacrificial ritual, he added.

In a police complaint, Chupka named five people of the village. He told police they were involved in practising black magic and quite often sacrificed animals to appease gods.

“All the accused are at large and we are making efforts to nab them,” Pandey added.

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