Raipur, India: Police in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh say they have arrested two people accused of sacrificing a child. The seven-year-old girl was kidnapped and found murdered in a lawless tribal district two months ago. Initial investigation suggested she was offered as a sacrifice in order to produce a better harvest.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of killing the girl and offering her liver to the gods in a grisly tribal ceremony. Police said the men had confessed to the crime.
The body of Lalita Tati was found in October one week after her family reported her missing. Police say they are continuing their investigation into the killing of the girl. In 2006, The Guardian reported a case of sacrifice of a child in the village of Barha in the province of Khurja, Uttar Pradesh. Two suspected child sacrifices were also reported in Chhattisgarh in 2010. Read the full article »»»»