The Bihar Post

Bid to ‘sacrifice’ girl as earth boring fails to give water


PATNA: Police in Bihar have arrested six persons after they made abortive bids to sacrifice a girl in a bid to please deity.

The horrible incident took place at Hayatpur village in Araria district located in eastern region of Bihar.

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Reports said an earth boring done at the local school campus by the Public Heath Engineering Department had failed to fetch water.

Subsequently, someone advised the people engaged in drilling works to sacrifice a human life to “please” the deity.

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Believing them, some people bodily lifted a seven-year-old girl Jumani who was sleeping in a nearby hut on Sunday night and tried to sacrifice her.

Media reports said the girl cried furiously when they tried to slit open her throat and thrown into the bore well.

Hearing her cries, the villagers rushed for help and rescued the victim from being killed. The victim has been admitted to a local hospital in a serious condition.

They also nabbed the accused persons and handed the over to the police after giving them a sound beating.

Image Caption: Victim girl admitted to a local hospital

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