Minor beheaded in Chhattisgarh to ‘appease deity’

January 10th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Jan 10 (IANS) A nine-year-old boy’s beheaded body was found near the Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh with the father alleging “someone has sacrificed my son” to appease a god, the police said Saturday.The sensational murder was reported from village Tilda of Raipur district, some 110 km from here. The body was found Friday night.

Hemlal Nishad, a Class 3 student, was missing since Jan 6. His head was found tonsured and his left palm was chopped off. That convinced his father Suklal Nishad that “someone has sacrificed my son in a temple and then dumped the body near a bank of the river”.

The Chhattisgarh police has begun probing the murder.

“We are looking at every aspect of the case. I am waiting for a post-mortem report,” Amit Kumar, district superintendent of police, Raipur, told IANS.

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