Allegations that a ten year old child was kidnapped and used as a human sacrifice after going to see a performance of Ramila (a sort of religious pantomime show) in The Deccan Herald:
The child, Aman Kumar went missing from his house at Jamunapur village in the district on October 6. He had gone to see Ramlila but never returned home. His body was recovered from a ditch outside the village a few days ago.
There were injury marks all over the body. A red colour cloth, incense sticks and other articles were found near the body. It prompted police to suspect sacrifice after an exorcism attempt. On Saturday, police claim to crack the mystery and arrested three persons, including a woman, all residents of the same village.
During interrogation, they revealed that they had been told about a hidden treasure in their house by a tantrik — an exorcist. “We were told that if we sacrificed a child, we would be able to find the treasure,” they said.
According to the Deccan Herald:
“Incidents of sacrifice keep happening in the state, especially in the rural areas, though the urban areas are no exceptions.”