Six days after the frame of a 7-year-old boy in coastal Balasore district used to be discovered close to his house, Odisha police on Sunday arrested a person who had allegedly sacrificed him within the hope that his daughter-in-law may just transform a mom.
The son of the accused used to be additionally arrested for his alleged involvement within the crime, police mentioned.
Laxmidhar Mallick, a 50-plus guy used to be arrested for the homicide remaining week of a seven-year-old boy of Dhaiansahi village underneath Khantapara police station house. The boy had long past lacking whilst taking part in outdoor his house on September 13. The kid’s frame and blood-soaked garments had been discovered close to a pond on Monday.
Khantapara police inspector Sanjay Parida mentioned Laxmidhar used to be stressed out over his daughter-in-law now not having the ability to conceive a kid even 5 years after marriage. “He then consulted an area lady who ceaselessly practised black magic and used to be mentioned to be possessed by way of some spirit. The lady reportedly steered him to sacrifice the kid of his neighbour,” mentioned the inspector.
Police mentioned remaining week Laxmidhar lured the boy with a chocolate whilst he used to be taking part in outdoor his house on my own. He then took the boy to a pond and strangled him. When the boy’s frame used to be discovered the next day to come, his circle of relatives lodged an FIR alleging homicide.
After investigation, police zeroed in on Laxmidhar and his son Bhagrirathi. All through interrogation, Laxmidhar confessed to his crime, police mentioned.