PATNA: A man in Bihar sacrificed his minor nephew in the hope that it would please the deity and his wife would get pregnant.
The terrible incident took place in Bhagalpur district on Diwali night on Sunday.
Reports said Shivnandan Das, a resident of Vinoba Tola, had no child. Subsequently, he contacted a local black magician who advised him to sacrifice someone from his family to please the deity and get his wife pregnant.
As advised, the man lured his 12-year-old nephew on the pretext of buying him crackers, took him to an isolated place and then slit open his throat.
Family members launched extensive searches for him after he didn’t return home late. During the course of searches, the villagers found his severed head lying from near a bush.
The police have registered a case and further investigation is on. The accused has been absconding since the incident.