Farmers Sacrifice Seven Year Old Girl For Good Crop (2011)
The following article entitled ‘Farmers sacrifice 7-yr-old girl for good crop, held’ appeared in the Times of India on 3 January 2012. It concerns the alleged human sacrifice of a young child as an offering to ensure a successful harvest.
RAIPUR: Two farmers from Bijapur district have been arrested for allegedly killing a seven-year old girl to offer her body part as a sacrifice to God for good crops, police said on Monday.
Two farmers, Padam Sukku and Pignesh Kujur, have been arrested for killing the girl, Lalita, in anticipation of good crops, Additional SP of Bijapur district BPS Rajbhanu said. Lalita had gone missing on the night of October 21 last year, following which, her father Budhram Tati had registered a missing person’s complaint with the police. Her body was found on October 27 (2011).
During the investigation, police came to know that Lalita had been murdered and last week, police registered a case of murder and arrested the duo in this connection. When quizzed, Sukku and Kujur admitted they had kidnapped and strangled her. They said they had removed the liver and offered it to the God at a temple. They buried her body which was retrieved by animals.